Mini Cooper S Repair and Maintenance

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

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.

There are reports of the electric door locks malfunctioning.

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Im wondering if I need to be doing any service maintenance on my 08 Cooper S turbo. Has 45,000 on it and seems to run fine. Have the oil changed every 3,000 mi. No problems but I don't want any if I can avoid it.

Battery is fine. It won't spark to turn engine over, no problems previous,just stopped!! What is your opinion? Please!!!

The fuse is good it was working fine when I went to work I stopped for gas got back in and started the car> I had no blower no AC or heat. The rear defrost works and the recirc light comes on but I get nothing else.

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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.

The electrical circuit board in the auxiliary water pump can malfunction and overheat. The circuit board may smolder, which could result in a fire. Dealers will replace the auxiliary water pump to correct this concern.

The incorrect tire pressure label may have been installed during assembly. Some vehicles were equipped with 17-inch wheels, but the label is for 16-inch wheels; inflation pressure may also be incorrect. Tire durability and vehicle stability can be affected by incorrect tires or tire pressure, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will mail customers the correct tire pressure labels, or they will install the correct label if you prefer. This recall is scheduled to begin by Match 4, 2010.

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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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