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Old May 10th, 2014, 11:46 PM
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Transmission stuck in 2nd gear

Howdy all. First time poster. I bought a used 06 Mini Cooper S Convertible at 68K miles in Aug 13. I had it checked out before I purchased it and the shop said it was a second generation mini that was not beset of the CVT problems so I felt comfortable purchasing it. Other than the windshield wipers, gave it a clean bill of health.

Twice in the last two weeks the car had gotten stuck in 3rd gear and would not shift beyond it. The first time was accelerating to freeway speed, the second time I was decelerating and felt it buck hard before not shifting. Restarting the car allowed the car to shift up and down fine. This morning I got an EP error and check engine light and it would not get out of the low gears. Thankfully I was about a mile from a dealer in Sacramento and able to take it to the service department.

They just called and let me know that there was a code that indicated a 2nd gear fault. They cleared the code and reset something within the transmission. On the subsequent test runs the issue did not pop up, the Mini shifted up and down fine (I would assume they did it both automatically and with the paddles). Then it did go through the same fault and get stuck in 2nd gear. The service department is saying the issue is within the transmission and not something they can fix and suggest that I take it to a transmission shop for repair/rebuild.

So my questions are thus:

Has anyone had a similar issue?

For those that have had transmission problems, do you take it to a transmission shop or a European car shop?

Any ideas on cost to repair?

If you're in the Sacramento area, any recommendations on shops to take it to?


Thanks for any assistance.
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I can't help with your problem but can offer some clarification ...

Your car is a 1st Gen MINI (1st Gen Convertibles were built through July 2008). Being a Cooper S model it has an Aisin automatic transmission. The CVT was used in Cooper models.
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Ok, how do I move this thread to the R52 forum? Or do I delete/repost?
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Ok, how do I move this thread to the R52 forum? Or do I delete/repost?

Click on your original post (or my reply) and then request that the thread be moved to 1st Gen Faults & Fixes.
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