Drivetrain Malfunction Fixed - 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop Long-Term Road Test

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edited October 2014 in MINI
imageDrivetrain Malfunction Fixed - 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop Long-Term Road Test

Our last blog entry on the 2014 Mini Cooper was for an odd drivetrain malfunction. We took it to the dealer to find out why.

Read the full story here


Comments

  • banhughbanhugh Member Posts: 315
    Here's to world peace...
  • s197gts197gt Member Posts: 486
    "Your car is not the first we've seen with this problem recently."

    from what i hear from previous mini owners... get used to hearing that.
  • desmoliciousdesmolicious Member Posts: 671
    "Your car is not the first we've seen with this problem recently. Some of the other cars stopped running when they got the warning light. It's good that didn't happen to yours."

    "@ 2,795 miles"

    So, quality is just as crappy as all the previous MINI generations. Good to know that there is a reason MINI is always anchoring quality surveys.
    At least this thing was cheap....
  • vvkvvk Member Posts: 196
    > 0071120200 — Install a new self-locking flange nut to attach the spare tire.

    Hopefully, this means you have a spare tire. Good to hear...
  • misterfusionmisterfusion Member Posts: 471
    Yep, it's a MINI. :P
  • zimtheinvaderzimtheinvader Member Posts: 580
    edited October 2014
    "Mini issued a software update last week that might fix your problem,"

    that's confidence inspiring.

    "It's good that didn't happen to yours."

    new tagline "Mini- it could have been worse"
  • bankerdannybankerdanny Member Posts: 1,021
    If I were the owner I would not be happy that I could not get some sort of explanation what the code meant and with a fix that may or may not fix a problem that strandded other drivers.
  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    Not impressive. Even if nothing had gone wrong with it, not a lot of car for the money - just a stupid number of option packages ladled onto an underachieving basic platform.
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