mini cooper s jammed steering after hit on the back on 2004 Mini Cooper S

can the power steering pump be damaged after another car hits you at high velocity on the rear and silencer of a 2004 mini cooper s? thank you.

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2 answers
All things are possible. The power steering pump is eletronically controlled. The power and ground conections should be checked. These steering system has had failures without being in an accident. I see a TSB that indicates the manufacturer has extended the warranty period on pump and fan motor. The dealer can check to see if your car is covered.

Electro-Hydraulic Power-Assist Steering Pump (EHPS) and Cooling Fan: Warranty

Extension to 13 years/150,000 miles

call your insurance co and get adv