Mini News MINI Extends Power Steering Pump Warranty on 1st Gen Models

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  1. Nathan

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    MINI has extended the Power Steering Pump warranty on 2002 - 2005 Models to 13 years or 150,000 miles. This covers models with production dates from Nov 2001 - Feb 2005. The part was changed from Feb 2005 on. Hence my 2006 has not had an issue (knock on wood)

    010113 Is the Bulletin Number

    I have spoken to a few different sources and have verified this program is valid.

    The image below was found online, that prompted me to validate the bulletin before posting.

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  2. KittyMini

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    I find it a little unbelievable that MINI changed the part for only 2006, especially since they knew that platform was going away :skep:

    Regardless, glad everyone with an '01-'05 is getting covered :Thumbsup:
     
  3. Nathan

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    Feb 2005 - Oct 2006 That almost 2 years production.
     
  4. WolfGTI

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    I am going to claim for replacing my pump @ 70,000 miles.
     
  5. KittyMini

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    Yes, true. But still.

    Whatever- hope people get their moola back!
     
  6. Crashton

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    It gets even better, the convertibles through 08 I believe use the same great POS power steering gear. My car was built in November of 2005. So far so good for my 06, err I mean 05. :smilewinkgrin:
     
  7. wmwny

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    wooohoooo...2.5 years left on my '03 MC [09/02 build]
     
  8. Steve

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    I wish this had come about a year sooner. Mine stopped working last year. I won't get any reimbursement since I took it apart and fixed it (thanks for the tips, Minidave). I'm glad I did because I learned some new things -- added life-education, always good -- but I definitely would have taken advantage of the new warranty and saved myself the trouble. Plus then I'd have a new pump in there instead of one that's nearly 11 years old. Now I almost hope it craps out again, and soon, so I can get a fresh one installed for free.
     
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    This a PS warranty not a CVT one Jeff.
     
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    Ummm, my MC also has that PS, ya know, Chuck. :biggrin5:
     
  11. Minidave

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    I know a LOT of people who have simply replaced their pump rather than have the potential of a failure while driving....this will be very good news for them.

    I've fixed (at least temporarily) a bunch of pumps over the years (glad I could help, Steve) and I don't do it anymore cause it's such a not fun job to do. I also found that the life of the pump could be extended greatly just by blowing the brush dust out of the pump and reassembling it.
     
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    Second that!

    On the other hand, to me cracking it open and fiddling with the bits inside was the easy part. Given I have no lift and have to work with ramps and stands, I consider the process of draining, pulling and replacing and then refilling the system to be quite a bit more than half the battle, so even just replacing with a new one would be a pain in the buttocks.

    That's what worried me most as I was putting things back together. If I got everything buttoned up and it still wouldn't work I would admit defeat (after much swearing, etc) and buy a new pump but then I'd have to do the crappy part of the job all over again.

    Fortunately, it's working like a champ. (thanks again Dave)
     
  13. Steve

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    Just found my letter in my mailbox. I'll tuck that away in the MINI file for now...
     
  14. FranticFreddy

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    #14 FranticFreddy, May 24, 2013
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    What does one have to do to put in a claim???
    Who do we contact?
    What documentation is required?

    I replaced the PS unit a few years ago.


    And ........believe it or not I found the receipt......Imagine that.
     
  15. Nathan

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    You should get a letter from MINI. You can also call 866-ASK-MINI They should have all the details on what you need to submit for reimbursement.
     
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    Thanks Nathan, It would help if I would read through everything.....:crazy:

    Made the call..... Letter in the mail.......Lets see what happens....:fingerscrossed:
     
  17. Minidave

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    What if you bought your pump from an aftermarket supplier (like Way) instead of MINI, do you think they'll still pay you back? It'll cost them less.....
     
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    Got my letter today.......filed away.
     
  19. Professor

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    Got my letter. Not that I would let the local dealer touch my MINI if it did fail.
     
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    Got one of these in the mail don't know how they found me but anyway I am over the 150,000 miles no worries. No problems So far
     

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