BMW Mini Electric Power Steering Pumps March 8, 2009 1 Comment
On the BMW Mini’s it’s a common fault that the electric power steering pumps fail causing complete loss of power steering. It sometimes starts as an intermittent loss of power and progresses gradually.
The reason behind it’s common failure is because the electric power steering pump stays on even when the vehicle is switched off. The unit drains battery power but also because it is continuously on, it eventually burns out the motor inside the pump as well as it’s controlling circuitry.