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Mini Hardtop repairs by problem area

Chart based on 1088 repairs.

Mini Hardtop suspension repair cost distribution

Chart based on 104 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2009 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 172hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Steering wheel not straight. Dealer said it is OK. I'll get it fixed next time. 
5000 mi new shock absorber fitted following knocking noise. 

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2006 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

56000 mi

US $1700
replaced rack & pinion 

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2006 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

44000 mi

US $107
Slight mushrooming of strut mount--a common problem with MINIs of this vintage. Was advised that problem is minor and to simply align wheels at this time. Further mushrooming will require a more expensive repair. 
61000 mi

US $2825
Leaking power steering line. Control arm bushings worn and loose. 
66000 mi

US $711
Low-pressure steering lines leaking. Dealer replaced lines, flushed system, and refilled with fluid. 

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2005 Mini Hardtop

Engine not specified

64000 mi

US $2000
Suspension is loose- not sure of the technical reason. Not a critical fix for now, but expensive. 

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2005 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

47000 mi Replaced defective power steering pump 
57000 mi

US $1500
Replaced defective/worn power steering, fan Asked for 4 wheel alignment. Repair shop diagnosed need for new front end bearings and new right front tie rod in order to perform alignment. 
62000 mi

US $200
Power steering fan required replacement. Covered under the extended warranty. 
68000 mi

US $200
Power steering motor failed. 
53000 mi

US $450
Power steering fan & pump failure - debris seized fan. 
34000 mi Had to replace 2 bad wheel bearings in front. 

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2004 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 163hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

85000 mi

US $650
electric steering pump failed and was replaced. 

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2004 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

77000 mi

US $1100
control arm bushings worn so replaced 
93000 mi

US $1300
Progressive, loud, rubbing noise from left rear wheel. Diagnoses as worn wheel bearing. 

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Mini Hardtop Suspension Problems

849 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Mini Hardtop. 78 of these members (9.2%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 113 suspension repairs to Mini Hardtops--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Mini Hardtop problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.