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.

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NCAP 5-Star Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Driver FrontPassenger FrontDriver SidePassenger SideRollover
2005 MINI Cooper w/SAB************not testednot tested
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IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Good Acceptable Marginal Poor

2005 Mini Cooper 2-door hatchback

Moderate Overlap FrontSmall Overlap FrontSideRearRollover
G Overall
G Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
G Left Leg Injury
G Right Leg Injury
A Restraints
G Structure
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Not tested. Not tested. M Overall
G Geometry
M Dynamic
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Not tested.
 

Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see www.iihs.org.

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