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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,500 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 S steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Mini Cooper S Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 112011

Cooper S 4-cyl

  • 115,000 miles


Electric power steering pump failed while driving, making the car undriveable.

- Farmington, UT, USA

problem #1

Oct 102011

Cooper S 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
My daughter experienced complete power steering failure while she was driving her MINIcooper, nearly causing a collision with an oncoming vehicle. I drove the car afterward and could not believe how hard it was to steer the car (compared to a manual steering vehicle). I called MINIat their toll free number and was told that they had no recall notice from the NHTSA, therefore they had no obligation to fix this incredible defect. I hope it doesn't take a body count for the NHTSA to recall the 223,000 MINIs effected by this extremely dangerous defect.

- Yardville, NJ, USA

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