NHTSA — Power Train: Driveline: Differential Unit Problems

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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.

8.9

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,500 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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2005 Mini Cooper drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 062005

Cooper 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,500 miles

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

Front wheel rubbing noises at low speed when turning hard left or hard right. MINIdealer told me that the noise is normal, nothing was done.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

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