Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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CarComplaints.com Notes: Power steering problems are a major issue with the 2005 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,500 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Mini Cooper brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 292005

Cooper 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,500 miles

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

Consumer's wife parked the car on a slight incline in the driveway, about 3-5 minutes later, she heard a loud crash. The car was in the woods. The car had rolled down the driveway a total of about 150 feet. Dealer said there might be a problem with the parking brake. This was the first failure. Consumer found several complaints on line about the same thing.

- Alexandria, KY, USA

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