2005 Mini Cooper Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Mini Cooper

2005 Mini Cooper Problems

Clutch May Wear Prematurely

There are reports of premature clutch wear on cars equipped with manual transmissions.  Clutch replacement on these vehicles can be quite costly.

Service 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.

Electric Power Steering Pump May Fail

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.

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2005 Mini Cooper Questions

What's a reasonable repair cost to replace a leaking AC evaporator? (1 answer)

2005 Mini Cooper S, mechanic found a leak in the AC evaporator, quoted $2400 to replace. Car's got 160,000 miles. Is it worth it?

new clutch replaced four months ago! $1900.00! Won't go into 1st or 2nd gear (1 answer)

3 weeks after getting it back, it started to pop! Out of first gear and felt and sounded as if I hit a brick wall. Called place that replaced clutch and guy said that it didn't have anything to do with the new clutch he just put in. He said try to avoid driving it in first gear which I have d...

Should a diagnostic fee be added to the final bill, after the job is done (1 answer)

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2005 Mini Cooper Recalls

Power 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.

Front Passenger Air Bag May Not Deploy

The occupant detection mat sensor can malfunction, preventing the passenger side front air bag from deploying in a crash. Mini will replace the front passenger seat occupant detection mat free of charge to correct the concern.

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