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Aug 26th, 2015 11:24 PM
JohnnyC
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Originally Posted by SeanC View Post
I'm not defending MINI or any main dealers but 202.50 is a good price. I'd happily pay that to have mine done. The cheapest I can do mine for is 200 and me having to do the labour.
I'd do it myself.
1. I'll save 2.50
2. My dealership can't even wash cars without damaging them
Aug 26th, 2015 10:57 PM
mab01uk
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Originally Posted by SeanC View Post
I'm not defending MINI or any main dealers but 202.50 is a good price. I'd happily pay that to have mine done. The cheapest I can do mine for is 200 and me having to do the labour.
Agreed, 202 is a very good price from a Dealer on a 9 year old car long out of warranty!
Aug 25th, 2015 06:13 PM
SeanC I'm not defending MINI or any main dealers but 202.50 is a good price. I'd happily pay that to have mine done. The cheapest I can do mine for is 200 and me having to do the labour.
Aug 25th, 2015 03:19 PM
roadhog I understand you're disillusioned but MINI UK are only doing what they can get away with under our (UK) consumer laws, much the same as any other manufacturer. USA/Canada have much stricter regs (not always for the better) and you'll see many recalls there that over here are not even acknowledged as a problem.
It's not just MINI. Many years ago I had a Volvo V70 with a well documented throttle body failure. Product recall and replacement FOC for the septics, nothing here. First quote I had was in excess of 700. I know of similar stories for other manufacturers.

Look on the bright side, 200 for a new PAS pump, fitted by a main dealer with a diagnostic thrown in, is not all that bad. If nothing else you'll have peace of mind for a little while.

Alternatively, lobby your MP to get consumer laws in line with the colonies and see where that leads. Personally, I know which I'd prefer.
Aug 25th, 2015 01:42 PM
sammy21 Disillusioned from Devon! My power steering pump failed without any warning on 19th August 2015. Having read the threads on this site, I managed to "limp" the car (a 55 plate Cooper with 57, 000 miles & hence 9 yrs old) to my local BMW/Mini dealership with the expectation (as received by other members)of free "goodwill" replacement of the pump and possibly having to make the payment of the "diagnostic fee".Not so...Was presented with a bill for 202.50 for diagnostic and "fitting" the pump.It does seem rather ludicrous that Mini UK acknowledge the fault, give you a replacement.. but you are expected to pay for its fitting! Dealership wouldn,t budge ..seems that not ALL dealerships follow the same criteria. Had Mini UK conducted a recall of all potentially affected Mini,s as they have throughout all of USA(May 2013) and Canada(Jan 2012) then I would,t be having my say here!
May 21st, 2015 01:08 PM
motobroker Me too
May 11th, 2015 11:03 PM
bluecray I've just bought a 2006 Mini Cooper with 23000 miles on the clock and to my horror have now learnt about this possible steering box failure.


I saw this elsewhere Of effected cars


175,000 Mini One, Mini Cooper and Cooper S cars sold between 2001 and 2005
9,000 convertibles and
32,000 Mini Hatch cars sold in 2006 and,
800 Mini Convertibles sold in 2007.

My question is, will my Cooper be effected??
May 11th, 2015 09:29 PM
JCWMini05 How did you get on.. please let me know...
May 11th, 2015 09:26 PM
JCWMini05 Miss Miniii,

Please right back with any update as so much useful detail has been included in this thread it would be great to have another good news story.

I have copied and pasted part of a thread here that should be considered by others with similar issue it appears to have helped this subscriber...

"I suffered the same thing for a week or two, steering would suddenly feel heavier than normal, and yes parking was like driving a 1930's truck. Shortly after that I had a complete failure on a roundabout and shook up the other drivers as well as myself. Car was taken to Mini UK, they told me 650 to repair...........and I politely told them they were picking up the bill due to the 'KNOWN' failure and good will package, put in place, because of the design fault issues that have been going around for ever!!!"
May 11th, 2015 09:17 PM
JCWMini05 Waynef,
I have just voted on the Poll but not sure of the relevance of doing so now.. I will continue to read these threads and hopefully all will be revealed. Thanks for posting this important information buddy.
May 6th, 2015 12:44 PM
Miss Miniii Taking my Mini convertible '05 into a local dealership tomorrow with a dying PSP.
A) wish me luck with any hopes of a goodwill offer, and
B) let's hope I get there in one piece as I now dread driving my beautiful car!

Have found loads of helpful tips from this thread so thanks to contributors, here's hoping I also have some success with BMW/Mini UK.

Any other suggestions ppl can make if it comes back that I end up with the bill in full.. I'm assuming parts & labour from a Mini/BMW garage is going to be a pretty packet?! 😁
Apr 24th, 2015 03:27 PM
Caveman
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Originally Posted by DAC1984 View Post
I have just bought a 2004 Mini Cooper 112,878 miles, if my pump has gone would they fix this?
If you're in the US, the original pump is covered by an extended warranty up to 13 years or 150,000 miles whichever comes first.
Apr 24th, 2015 12:08 AM
DAC1984 I have just bought a 2004 Mini Cooper 112,878 miles, if my pump has gone would they fix this?
Feb 17th, 2015 11:32 AM
Gizmotech Hi all, I dismantle my steering pump yesterday as it was leaking. I found that in between the impeller and the high pressure outlet part of the pump, there seems to be no gaskets. I have slight corrosion and pitting on the mating surfaces as I can seen is the case with many others from the pics they have posted. How did you guys who have stripped and rebuilt the pump prevent it from leaking or seeping? I cleaned my surfaces and it is still leaking and I am not surprised one bit. What poor design! Any help appreciated.
Feb 16th, 2015 04:12 PM
January Sara Thanks so much. Taking it to a dealership this Friday to get it checked.
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