Some of the common issues associated with the Mini Cooper include a clutch that wears quickly and malfunctioning electric door locks. Another common problem associated with the Mini Cooper is that the electric power steering pump may fail.
Clutch issues are very common with the Mini Cooper, but only occur on manual transmission versions of the vehicle. If the clutch wears down, the repair is generally quite expensive, ranging from $1,236 to $2,846, as of 2015. Electronic issues also tend to plague the Mini Cooper, with issues varying from the windows to the electric power steering pump. In many cases, the cooling fan is the cause of the power steering failure, so when getting it repaired, it is recommended to also check the fan.