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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.

3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,937 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 022008

Cooper

  • 51,000 miles

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

The passenger side window motor has failed on my 04 MINICooper S. upon researching the problem on the internet, I've found that thousands of other MINIcooper owners have the san=me recurrent issue. MINIcooper needs to correct the problem with a recall.

- Redding, CT, USA

problem #5

Aug 182008

Cooper

  • 28,000 miles
Passenger window does not roll down. This is the second occurrence. The first time, it corrected itself after a few days.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 172008

Cooper

  • 54,320 miles
Power window on passenger side comes down only sometimes and sometimes it doesn't work for weeks. Steering is making noises.

- Bellflower, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 122008

Cooper 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 56,000 miles

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

Driver's side window motor has failed for the third time. Window is stuck closed. This is a concern in case of an emergency and causes problems when closing the door as the glass hits the lip of the roof since it does not drop as designed.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 272008

Cooper 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 26,300 miles
Power window failure to properly lift and seal when driver and passenger doors are closed.

- Palominas, AZ, USA

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problem #1

Jun 152007

Cooper 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 18,000 miles
Passenger side electric window ceased operation in the 'up' position. Due to the vehicle design, the top of the window glass can now potentially contact the door frame when closing, presenting a breakage hazard. After several months, the window began to operate, then failed again several weeks later - currently inoperative. Widespread evidence on the internet of similar problem with other vehicles of this type - MINICooper.

- Astoria, NY, USA

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