What's That Whine? - 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop Long-Term Road Test

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edited February 2015 in MINI
imageWhat's That Whine? - 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop Long-Term Road Test

There was an annoying whining noise one morning in our 2014 Mini Cooper. But could we replicate it?

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  • grijongrijon Member Posts: 147
    Great post, Carroll.

    I start with trying to find the condition with which I can recreate it 100% of the time.
  • kirkhilles1kirkhilles1 Member Posts: 863
    I'm usually in denial about occasional sounds and don't address it until it seems to be a major/consistent issue. By the time I get it to the dealer, there's no problem about replicating the issue.
  • benson2175benson2175 Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 68
    I'm the same way as kirkhilles1. I roll up the windows so I can't hear the noise anymore and wait for something to really break before fixing it.
  • gslippygslippy Member Posts: 514
    I suspect the seals may be the culprit. As a soft good, they are more likely to be irregular even under seemingly stable conditions.
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