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CarComplaints.com Notes: Power steering problems are a major issue with the 2004 Mini Cooper, with hundreds of owners reporting complaints to the NHTSA about their power steering suddenly failing while driving.

Some power steering failures have caused crashes & injuries. Average mileage at failure is well under 100,000 miles & the repair cost is over $1,000. Not good.

4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Mini Cooper body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 122008

Cooper

  • 55,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driver side door of my 2004 MINICooper can only be opened from the outside (I.e. I need to lower the window in order to open the door) MINIdealership would not guarantee a fix will last more than few weeks.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #1

Apr 012005

Cooper

  • miles
Complaint regarding the position of the horn buttons on the 2004 MINICooper S. the consumer would try to honk the horn by pressing the middle of the steering wheel and nothing would happen.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

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