A Mini Cooper with a manual transmission may have a clutch that is more prone to failure than a Mini Cooper with an automatic transmission, which may affect repair costs. Additionally, this car's electric door locks and electric power steering pump are prone to failure.
Mini Coopers with manual transmissions that need clutch replacement service can cost their owners between $949 and $2,671 for the operation as of 2015. Another common issue for Mini Cooper repair is brake pad and rotor replacement, which costs between $326 and $744. Replacing only the brake pads can cost between $153 and $387, offering savings to Mini Cooper owners who act quickly and avoid having to replace the entire brake rotor assembly.
When the electric power steering pump of a Mini Cooper fails, it is often a result of a malfunctioning cooling fan. Technicians advise inspecting this cooling fan when the power steering pump fails, as the defect can cause further damage and require the replacement steering pump to fail. Mini Cooper owners have reported this problem occurring after driving the vehicle between 58,000 and 164,567 miles, with an average mileage of 97,545. User-generated reports of the cost of repairing this pump range between $1100 and $1300.