2005 Mini Cooper Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Mini Cooper
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2005 Mini Cooper ProblemsElectric Door Locks May Malfunction
There are reports of the electric door locks malfunctioning.
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.
2005 Mini Cooper Questionsbroken original oil dipstick, lower half stuck in tubing. (1 answer)
My oil dipstick broke in two with part still inside the shaft. Tried to grab out with tong but seems stuck in bend. How can I get it out?
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?
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...
2005 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 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.