For unknown reasons, the power steering pump on my 2005 One convertible will not shut down when I turn off the ignition. It continues to run till the battery is drained.
Anyone knows why or how I can fix it?
(I start to understand that the pump is a weak spot on these cars, but other than the usual whining noise, and the unwillingness to stop working, my pump is still doing the job with regards to power assistance.)
Appreciate good suggestions.
It seems the extended warranty is covering the so called Electro-Hydraulic Power (Assist) Steering (EHPS) Pump only, and not the electric assisted EPS.
I struggle to find out if my car has the EHPS or not, since it's hard to find specs covering this (my car is a One Convertible 2005).
Only clue is the constant whining, which may or may not derived from something hydraulic.
I am currently experiencing the same problem on my 2003 car although the problem has temporarily disappeared. I had already fitted an isolator switch on the battery, because I don't use the car much. For one day only the pump didn't work at all. It's now working as it should, but I suspect that's only temporary.
Don't let the car stand for any time like this with the pump running. Disconnect the battery.
You're quite right, and the dealer confirmed that I have the electro-hydraulic pump (EHPS).
Problem is: I'm in Oslo, Norway, and the pump costs 850 GBP ($ 1400). In addition to this comes labour ( 270 pounds).
Unlike the US, the norwegian importer/main dealer does not grant any extended warranty on the repair (deriving from this known production weakness/ design flaw). I will have to fight this legally with them, pointing out what is now established in Mini's greatest marked.
Any advice in this matter or links to documentation, or mail address/ phone number to BMW/MINI head office?
Ask your MINI Main Dealer in Norway to apply for 'Goodwill' to MINI HQ in UK.
Lots of cases in UK here (see link below) have been awarded 'Goodwill' print out some examples and show them you know about the problem: http://www.mini2.com/forum/first-gen...yes-no-73.html
If not BBA-Reman in my post above will ship you a reconditioned pump for around 200 pounds + shipping to Norway.
Any good garage could fit it for around 2 hours labour max.
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