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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,392 miles

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2002 Mini Cooper steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 132010


  • 42,392 miles


The contact owns a 2002 MINICooper S. the contact stated that while driving at 50 mph, the vehicle suddenly lost power steering. The contact spoke with the dealer who stated that the failure was related to the steering column and she would be responsible for repair costs. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The VIN was unavailable when the complaint was filed. The failure mileage was 42,392.

- Perthamboy, NJ, USA

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