Sunroof jammed - with tree sap?
Recently the Panoramic Sunroof on my R56 Cooper S stuck - it would tilt, but not slide back. Then as I tried it some more, it would only tilt part-way - afraid I would end up with it stuck open, I stopped, and took it in to the dealer to sort out.
The Dealer (HR Owen, London) told me that it was stuck because it was 'full of crap', and that it would cost £700 to take it apart, clean it and put back together again (I declined). They asked if I park it under trees, suggesting that the sticky stuff from the trees had perhaps got into the mechanism. Really?
I'm not particularly impressed with the quality of the MINI (having previously owned several Japanese cars) but to suggest that the sunroof is of such poor quality that tree sap penetrates the mechanism and clogs it up sounds ridiculous - or is it?
Anyone else experienced this?