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Mini steering wheel lock up problem

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Uploaded on Oct 23, 2009

Going to share this with my 'local' Mini Cooper dealer. I have a recurring problem with the steering wheel staying locked when I start the car. Happens about once a month, and the dealer says they find nothing wrong with it. The onboard computer doesn't show any errors. So they will do nothing. I have found fleeting references online to the problem. This particular morning when I was late and trying to get to work, the steering took seven starts to get going. Frustrating to say the least. Mini Cooper, 2007, about 30,000 miles. I am so glad I got the extended warranty on this thing. Short list of repairs since I got it: weatherstripping on back window came off within first month, sunroof mechanism replaced due to lock up (and it still has problems), a computer system update due to frequent check-engine lights, peeling dealer-installed window tint, run flat tires that like to be flat so I replaced them all with another kind....Also, there has been a catalytic converter recall that I may get done--but I am weary of them even working on anything unless absolutely necessary. Performance-wise this car is amazing, handles wonderfully. But when buying my next car (no plans at ll) I will go back to the Japanese makers--reliability is more important to me.
UPDATE: they replaced the ERS (I assume 'electronic steering system' and so far have no had a problem...
FINAL UPDATE: traded in the Mini for a CR-Z a while ago. 2 years now of NO PROBLEMS AT ALL. It's very nice. The MINI never went 3 months without SOMETHING being a problem.

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