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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,112 miles

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2003 Mini Cooper steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 252005

Cooper 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 59,112 miles


Failure of steering gear assembly resulting in replacement of assembly 3X. Failure resulted in more difficulty turning steering wheel and creaking noise emitting from underside of car. Dealer stated there was a tsb on this issue. 1st instance 7/8/04 @32,297 miles, 2nd instance 3/2/05 @48,551 miles, 3rd instance 7/25/05 @59,112 miles. All failures occurred between July 2004 and July 2005. Old part kept by dealership.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

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