2006 Mini Cooper Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Mini Cooper

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2006 Mini Cooper Problems

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.

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.

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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2006 Mini Cooper Questions

timing belt problems (1 answer)

how many mile should the car have to expect to have timing belt problems.

Is a 2006 scion xa a lower maintenance car and less costly over all. (2 answers)

my cooper repair parts and service is very high and I only get 17 MPG even though I only have 36k miles on it. I am thinking of purchasing a 2006 Scion XA that has 109k miles on it. Is the Scion a more affordable and reliable car than the mini cooper?

OIL AND FILTER CHANGE (1 answer)

HOW DO YOU CHANGE THE OIL AND FILTER ON A 06 COOPER

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2006 Mini Cooper Recalls

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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2006 Mini Cooper Reviews

This is a really reliable car. It's not quite as reliable as the 2007, which was a major model upgrade and has much more BMW parts in it, but it's still a great car that doesn't spent much time in the repair shop. Compared to my Mazda MX6, it was more reliable.
Great car. Mine is a Cooper S with the JCW air intake/exhaust add-on. Fun to drive. Plenty of front seat legroom (and I'm 6'2"). Rear seat is usable in a pinch, even by me, if the person in front moves the seat up a bit. The supercharged engine has plenty of pep. In fact, I used to have an early '80s Porsche 911 and this car is almost just as fun to drive as the Porsche! Just be caref...

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