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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles

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2005 Mini Cooper S engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Mini Cooper S Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 052012

Cooper S 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


Last December my steering went out on my car. I did some research online and found that a possible class action suit was in the process. I called MININorth America to discuss my findings and to see if a recall was in the works. The customer service agent stated she wasn't aware of any. I took the car to my dealer and had to have 4,000 dollars in repairs. Water pump, super charger and several bearings. I then get a letter in early June of 2013 stating that a recall was in the works and to send all my information in for possible reimbursement. I was told that I qualify and that a check was going to be cut and sent out by the end of June or early August. When the check didn't arrive, I continued to call MININorth America and I keep getting the run around. I was told it was going to be late September or early October. I just called again today and now I'm told it will be cut before the new year. Can someone please put someone's hand on the fire and get this resolved? [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Kansas City, MO, USA

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