Mini Repair and Maintenance
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There are reports of premature clutch wear on cars equipped with manual transmissions. Clutch replacement on these vehicles can be quite costly.
There are reports of the electric door locks malfunctioning.
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.
I keep replacing parts and if the car sit for a week. The battery is dead
I have been told that mini would replace an engine if there's a defect. Recently my '06 mini went on the fritz. Now they're quoting a price of over 3 grand to replace a valve cover, oil pan gasket, rocker panel lifters, and a harmonic balancer. Is this normal wear and tear, or did I j...
the yellow check engine light was on 2 days ago
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 passenger frontal air bag may not deploy as required during a low speed crash. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.
Rear seat passengers are at risk of injury in a side impact accident due to the vehicle construction and design. Dealers will install additional energy absorption material between the rear interior side panels and the exterior vehicle body free of charge to resolve the concern.
DO NOT BUY A 2002 TO 2006 MINI COOPER.... WARNING!!!!TRANSMISSION PROBLEM!!!...
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...
Handles and brakes really well. Super fun to drive, however I did have the automatic transmission failure that is mentioned here, fortunately it was still under warranty. Gotta love the great mileage too!