My R57 (Cooper Convertible - petrol) is exactly 1 year old and has developed noisy steering. I thought it was something rubbing behind the steering wheel but when the mini garage put the car up on the ramps they said the noise was just as loud underneath. They don't know if the noise is originating from the steering column or the pump so they have sent a video of the fault off to mini for advise on how to proceed.
Update (edit): Mini indicated that the steering rack needs replacing.
Last edited by Shaunf; Mar 14th, 2014 at 08:13 PM.