hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,830 miles

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2006 Mini Cooper S steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Mini Cooper S Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 162019

Cooper S

  • 52,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 MINICooper S convertible. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle became extremely difficult to steer without warning. The contact managed to drive home. MINIof St. Louis (40 sunnen dr, maplewood, mo 63143, (314) 644-6464) stated that the vehicle needed to be diagnosed and referenced NHTSA campaign number: 15V660000 (steering). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired and the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not assist. The failure mileage was approximately 52,000.

- St. Louis, MN, USA

problem #4

Dec 112015

Cooper S

  • 82,500 miles
The power steering in the car has stopped working, very hard to turn the wheel. I just replaced the alternator and battery due to the battery not charging correctly, now the electric power steering pump has failed and the battery light on the console has turned on. I noticed that there is a recall for 2002 - 2005 cars of the same type for this reason. I believe the problem to be the same and would like the recall extended to at least the 2006 year model. We went into an office and when we came out the power steering is not working. We drove it home and are now waiting on the parts to replace the power steering pump.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 182015

Cooper S

  • 32,000 miles
This historical issue has plagued many drivers of MINIusa and many have reported accidents. Is it going to take the loss of innocent lives to have you force MINIusa do the right thing and include all of these known defects fixed?

- Fairport, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 272012

Cooper S 4-cyl

  • 53,650 miles
While driving my 2006 MINIcooper convertible the power steering failed while making a turn on the off ramp of the highway. The passenger airbag warning light stays on indication that the airbag is not turned on.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 032011

Cooper S

  • 74,000 miles
The power steering would stop and it became hard to turn and steer. It came back on and has done this several times over the past few weeks. It effects steering when going slow more than fast. It does not seem to fail under any specific condition, it will just stop and after awhile it will come back on.

- Tulsa, KS, USA

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