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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 miles

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2011 Mini Cooper body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2011 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 112012

Cooper 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 MINICooper. The contact stated that the gear link became stuck as the contact was attempting to reverse from a driveway. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was advised that coffee had leaked into the gear shifter and caused the failure. The dealer stated advised that because the cup holder was above the gear shifter, the design would allow any spilled liquid to easily enter the shifter. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage and the current mileage was 5,000. Updated 03/23/12 the consumer stated the coffee holder sits right over the area where the dealer sated coffee ruined the transmission component. It is not sealed and the placement of a liquid holder over a vulnerable expensive piece of electrical equipment without adequate protection is a negligent design. Updated evoq 04/18/12

- Henderson, NV, USA

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