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2005 Mini Cooper
Problems & Complaints
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.
Worst 2005 Cooper Problems by Category
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- transmission problems5NHTSA complaints: 14
- steering problems4NHTSA complaints: 538
- clutch problems2NHTSA complaints: 1
- electrical problems2NHTSA complaints: 54
- engine problems2NHTSA complaints: 32
- fuel system problems2NHTSA complaints: 2
- body / paint problems1NHTSA complaints: 9
- cooling system problems1NHTSA complaints: 2
- suspension problems1NHTSA complaints: 7
- seat belts / air bags problemsNHTSA: 123
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 25
- interior accessories problemsNHTSA: 18
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 16
- brakes problemsNHTSA: 8
- exterior accessories problemsNHTSA: 8
- lights problemsNHTSA: 4
- windows / windshield problemsNHTSA: 4
- wheels / hubs problemsNHTSA: 3
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