Battery Dead Problems of Mini Cooper
Mini Cooper owners have reported 6 problems associated with battery dead (under the electrical system category).
#1 - Battery Dead problem of the 2005 Mini Cooper
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Mini Cooper. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is WMWRF33445_. In September 2012 I noticed a loud fan noise that wouldn't turn off. The car was also overheating. I noticed that it was very hard to steer the car, but I thought that was due to the overheating. Mechanic determined failed cylinder head gasket in 11/2012. The radiator was replaced and the thermostat was replaced. In 11/2012 the water pump was also replaced. In 12/2012 the battery had to be replaced. In 06/2013 the heater core was replaced. I believe that these issues are directly related to the loss of power steering and the associated fan failing, which caused the car to overheat and the battery to fail. Please see nhsta complaints 10453158, 10444328, 10379750, 10442431,10379459 for similar cases of these same issues related to the failure of power steering and the associated pump. This battery dead problem happened on Thursday, September 20, 2012.
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#2 - Battery Dead problem of the 2005 Mini Cooper
The vehicle is a 2005 Mini Cooper. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is WMWRC33465_. Intermittent power steering failures while car is in motion. One minute power steering functions, next minute, no ps at all. Power steering pump continues to run even when engine is off and key out of ignition. After returning to vehicle, battery is dead as a result of continuously running pump or fan. The failure date was Friday, March 15, 2013.
#3 - Battery Dead problem of the 2005 Mini Cooper
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Mini Cooper. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Mini Cooper is WMWRC33465_. Intermittently and rarely, when the car first starts, the power steering does not work. It is very difficult to move the steering wheel at all, and there is no apparent effect on the wheels of the car. Each time this has happened, I have immediately turned off the car and restarted. Restarting the ignition has been enough to regain the power steering. After this happened between 5 and 10 times over the past year, I realized it was a pattern and decided to lodge a complaint. I also realized that the louder-than-ordinary steering fan noise might be another symptom of problems with the power steering. In mid-September 2011, the car battery died. The steering fan was very loud. I now wonder if the battery failure was due to the steering fan, although no one at the dealership commented on the very loud fan that was extremely noticeable when they restarted the car. It was Sep. 12, 2011 when this battery dead issue occurred.
#4 - Battery Dead problem of the 2004 Mini Cooper
The car was a 2004 Mini Cooper. At first my battery died after I came out of work. I couldn't understand why since I didn't leave anything on. So I got the battery replaced for $200. Recently the steering has been cutting out while driving. If you pull off into a parking lot and turn off the car you can still hear the cooling fan going. After approx 30 min the power steering will return to normal until it overheats again. So my battery was being drained by the power steering cooling fan. This issue happened on 08/01/08.
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#5 - Battery Dead problem of the 2003 Mini Cooper
The car involved was a 2003 Mini Cooper. Battery failure. Battery has failed for the third time since car brand new in Feb, 2003. On each occasion the vehicle would not start after having given no warning. The first failure was in 2005 at 26,000 mi. , the second in 2007 at 51,000 mi. , the third in 2008 at 68,000 mi. Each failed battery was a manufacturer's brand (Mini). It was 11/30/08 when this battery dead issue occurred.
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#6 - Battery Dead problem of the 2002 Mini Cooper
The vehicle was a 2002 Mini Cooper. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is WMWRE334X2_. The vehicles rear hatch is electronic and if the vehicles battery died there would be not way to into the battery compartment. The dealer was notified. It was Friday, Apr. 18, 2003 when this battery dead issue occurred.
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Other Electrical System related problems of Mini Cooper:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems||45|
|Battery Dead problems||6|
|Instrument Panel problems||3|
|Electrical Failure problems||2|
|Car Will Not Start problems||1|
|Dash Wiring problems||1|
|Headlights Turn Off While Driving problems||1|