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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,500 miles

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2011 Mini Cooper brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 082014

Cooper 4-cyl

  • 35,500 miles


Dsc and brake light turned appeared on tachometer display in yellow and does not go out. Dsc button if pressed makes no changes to dcs/ABS lights on displays. Immediately the following symptoms/issues appeared: Steering started to fault like unaligned, brake pedal slightly erratic, blinker turn signal does now not turn off after activating and making a turn. Vehicle has jcw sport brake kit, installed at 30,000 miles, 3 months ago. Vehicle was recently aligned about 2 months ago. Vehicle was scanned with to diagnose fault and fault code was that the switch unit steering column/dsc is missing sensors, all are connected in place. No pinched or broken cables. Replaced part #61319253769 msp $550 and mechanic fee of $500 (removal of part, installation, vehicle ECU recoding, and recheck ECU diagnosis. No more error codes and steering, dcs and ABS back to normal. Unknown root cause.

- Cabo Rojo, PR, USA

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