2004 Mini Cooper Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Mini Cooper
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2004 Mini Cooper ProblemsService Recommend for "Sealed For Life" Transmissions
Failure of the automatic transmission is common. Even though the automatic transmission is advertised as "sealed for life," our technicians recommend the automatic transmission fluid be replaced every 30,000 miles with only the approved Mini/BMW fluid. Our technicians recommend thorough troubleshooting before replacing the transmission because programming procedures can affect how the transmission shifts and there is a special procedure to refill the transmission.
Minis have an electric power steering pump that is prone to failure. When replacing the pump, our technicians advise inspecting the cooling fan because it is often the cause of the failure of the pump.
There are reports of the electric door locks malfunctioning.
2004 Mini Cooper QuestionsPo117 code. How to fix it. Just replaced clutch myself yesterday. (1 answer)
Spent 11 hours replacing my clutch yesterday and po117 code poped up and my car is overheating. Sensor looks like. Not sure whats the problem
when accelerating my battery light will come on and smells like wires burning
2004 Mini Cooper RecallsPower Steering Fails
The power steering assist may stop functioning either temporarily or permanently. Dealers will inspect the electro-hydraulic power steering system and replace components and wiring as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.
The tire pressure monitoring system may not sound an audible alarm to the driver when a tire is low in air. Dealers will reprogram vehicle software to actuate the necessary signal free of charge to resolve the concern.