9 5 6 3 8

Follow TrueDelta

TrueDelta at Facebook TrueDelta at Google+ TrueDelta at Twitter

Mini Hardtop Suspension Problems

750 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Mini Hardtop. 69 of these members (9.2%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 97 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.

{ ?>

Percentage of Mini Hardtop repairs by problem area

Chart based on 917 repairs.

Mini Hardtop suspension repair cost distribution

Chart based on 99 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Mini Hardtop repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

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. 

Return to top

2006 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

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

56000 mi US $1700 replaced rack & pinion 

Return to top

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   Leaking power steering line. Control arm bushings worn and loose. 
66000   Low-pressure steering lines leaking. Dealer replaced lines, flushed system, and refilled with fluid. 

Return to top

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. 

Return to top

2005 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

47000 mi   Replaced defective power steering pump 
57000 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 US $200 Power steering fan required replacement. Covered under the extended warranty. 
68000   Power steering motor failed. 
53000 US $450 Power steering fan & pump failure - debris seized fan. 
34000   Had to replace 2 bad wheel bearings in front. 

Return to top

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. 

Return to top

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

Return to top