Scared to put roof down!! - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > MINI Suspension > Second Generation MINI Suspension


Second Generation MINI Suspension
Find Sponsor products associated with this forum
MINI Suspension Late 2006 - Present

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Window movement during the roof operation k3fus First Generation MINI Convertible 2 May 9th, 2014 08:46 AM
roof will not retract! Max Stetson First Generation MINI Convertible 32 Apr 16th, 2014 01:20 PM
2009 possible leaking convertible roof Wall7474 Welcome New Members 1 Jan 18th, 2014 06:51 PM
water ingress through roof Sticky41 First Generation MINI Convertible 0 Jan 13th, 2014 02:07 PM
54 convertible roof wear: is there a solution? Mervthemini First Generation MINI Convertible 0 Jul 26th, 2012 09:51 AM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Apr 13th, 2014, 08:24 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 11
Local Time: 11:45 AM
United Kingdom
Scared to put roof down!!

Hi everyone,

I've got a much loved 2009 Mini Cooper convertible and have been looking forward to the warm weather for a bit of top down driving On a sunny day a few weeks ago I opened the roof for the first time in a few months and noticed it was a bit slow in retracting. When I reached my destination I tried to put the roof back up, and to my horror it wouldn't close - the windows dropped a few inches and nothing else happened. After about 20 minutes it did close but very slowly and with a loud grinding noise coming from the motor that kicks in when the sunroof section closes.

I booked it into Mini and they had it for a day two weeks ago. They reported that it opened and closed perfectly normally and repeatedly for them and that they tried various diagnostic tests that showed nothing. Their best suggestion was that sometimes they have a 'funny turn' when opened for the first time after the winter and it should now be fine. I've owned the car since 2010 and never had an issue before.

I'm now terrified to open the roof in case it happens again and I can't close it at all - i was really hoping they'd find and fix a fault to put my mind at rest. I have nowhere safe or undercover to park the car if it fails when the Mini garage is shut and the manual closing instructions in the handbook look impossible!

So two questions peeps ... Firstly does the 'funny turn' scenario sound plausible and does anyone else have any experience of this. Secondly has anyone had a similar problem that DID result in the roof needing fixing and if so, what was the issue?

Thanks in advance everyone
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Apr 13th, 2014, 08:26 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 11
Local Time: 11:45 AM
United Kingdom
Sorry everyone, just realised this is under the wrong part of the forum but not sure how to move it - dur!!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Window movement during the roof operation k3fus First Generation MINI Convertible 2 May 9th, 2014 08:46 AM
roof will not retract! Max Stetson First Generation MINI Convertible 32 Apr 16th, 2014 01:20 PM
2009 possible leaking convertible roof Wall7474 Welcome New Members 1 Jan 18th, 2014 06:51 PM
water ingress through roof Sticky41 First Generation MINI Convertible 0 Jan 13th, 2014 02:07 PM
54 convertible roof wear: is there a solution? Mervthemini First Generation MINI Convertible 0 Jul 26th, 2012 09:51 AM

» Recent Threads
Convertible - how to clean the soft top?
Aug 17th, 2014 03:26 PM
Last post by MINIlover91
Today 08:42 AM
4 Replies, 260 Views
R56 - Airbag & seat belt warning light
Apr 19th, 2007 08:32 PM
Last post by nealwm
Today 08:32 AM
12 Replies, 12,465 Views
Unlocking 2009 convertible boot problems
Dec 1st, 2012 03:29 PM
by Aysh
Last post by nealwm
Today 08:03 AM
10 Replies, 2,121 Views
Help! Need 2003 Mini Cooper ECU Family Name
Yesterday 01:42 AM
Last post by Colin RedGriff
Today 07:54 AM
3 Replies, 259 Views
Should I keep the run flats - recommendations?
Yesterday 06:31 PM
Last post by nealwm
Today 07:41 AM
2 Replies, 176 Views
R53 Overheating - Garag can't find fault
Yesterday 12:13 PM
Last post by heathwebbo
Today 07:02 AM
2 Replies, 166 Views
Speedometer button?
Yesterday 11:59 PM
Last post by heathwebbo
Today 06:54 AM
1 Replies, 142 Views
It's Here....
Mar 31st, 2014 12:19 PM
Last post by MandyLSanchez
Today 06:34 AM
8 Replies, 2,006 Views
New Five-Door MINI Hatchback revealed
Jun 5th, 2014 05:32 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by MandyLSanchez
Today 05:46 AM
4 Replies, 1,113 Views
Locking Itself
Aug 2nd, 2014 04:59 PM
by Sejanus
Last post by Sejanus
Today 05:21 AM
9 Replies, 791 Views
Found R50 flywheels at unbelievable pricing! $45 shipped
Today 03:44 AM
Last post by Savagenoma
Today 03:44 AM
0 Replies, 103 Views
Heeeeeellllllllpppppppp!!!!!!!
Aug 13th, 2014 04:13 AM
Last post by catzisme
Yesterday 11:51 PM
3 Replies, 366 Views
My new mini!
Yesterday 11:30 PM
Last post by catzisme
Yesterday 11:30 PM
0 Replies, 111 Views
Vacuum pump
Mar 20th, 2014 11:34 AM
by bane
Last post by mellow2009
Yesterday 09:36 PM
3 Replies, 721 Views
vacuum pump failure, then engine failure
Oct 3rd, 2010 12:07 AM
Last post by mellow2009
Yesterday 09:32 PM
2 Replies, 3,925 Views
Engine misfire at low revs
Yesterday 08:22 PM
by Albo
Last post by Albo
Yesterday 08:22 PM
0 Replies, 132 Views
What is this part?
Aug 17th, 2014 10:08 PM
by pooz23
Last post by pooz23
Yesterday 07:49 PM
2 Replies, 295 Views
asc + check engine (code P0341)
Yesterday 07:06 PM
by gpapag
Last post by gpapag
Yesterday 07:06 PM
0 Replies, 109 Views
Who's driven the most miles? - HWS has over 317,000!
Aug 24th, 2007 09:31 PM
Last post by Tigger, Eeyore & Roo
Yesterday 06:16 PM
489 Replies, 81,471 Views
Alternator - ready to throw the car in the bin!
Aug 14th, 2014 07:37 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 05:52 PM
5 Replies, 475 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:45 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2