Mini Cooper S Repair and Maintenance

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

Mini Cooper S Problems

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.

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 Door Locks May Malfunction

There are reports of the electric door locks malfunctioning.

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Mini Cooper S Questions

how much would it cost to replace vacuum system, lines and reservoir (1 answer)

What is an exceptable draw on a battery while car in sitting in the driveway (1 answer)

I keep replacing parts and if the car sit for a week. The battery is dead

Will mini replace an engine if there is a defect? (1 answer)

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...

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Mini Cooper S Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag May Be Disabled In Error

The passenger front seat cushion which contains a sensor that detects a passenger sitting in it may malfunction and cause the passenger frontal air bag to not operate as designed. Dealers will replace the front passenger seat cushion free of charge to resolve the concern.

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.

Passenger Front Air Bag Does Not Deploy In Low Speed Crash

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.

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Mini Cooper S Reviews

Best car ever. expensive to repair but its a bmw. love everything about it
this is a very fun car to drive, when step on gas, the car will just take off, without delay.
Very costly in service's by dealer a little better if you can find a reputable shop. Replacement parts also costly. But what the hey it is a BMW

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