Mini Cooper S Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mini Cooper S
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Mini Cooper S ProblemsElectric 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.
There are reports of premature clutch wear on cars equipped with manual transmissions. Clutch replacement on these vehicles can be quite costly.
Car would die intermittently and the traction control light would come on.Ended up needing a crank sensor, what the tell tale sign was for me was the tachometer would fluctuate even when the engine speed was constant.
Mini Cooper S Questionshow much would it cost to replace vacuum system, lines and reservoir (1 answer)
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...
Mini Cooper S RecallsPassenger 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.
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.