Engine stop button gets stuck down
I have a Mini Cooper Automatic, it is 3 years old and I have had it since new.
I do not use the car very often, so to date it has done less than 3,000 miles. Yesterday after returning from a 2 weeks vacation, I drove to a supermarket to restock our food supplies, but when I came to press the stop button, it had jammed down, so I couldn't turn the engine off!.
I called my local Mini Dealership, but they were not very helpful, so I drove home to get my husband to drive his Mercedes, to get supplies.
The engine had now been running for 30 minutes, it was raining very hard and on leaving the car I slammed the drivers door.
On leaving our house before getting into the Mercedes, I retried the stop button in the Mini and it worked, hurrah!.
Is this a major problem with automatic Minis?, should I get the button replaced, can anyone advise me, before the dealership charge me for changing things that perhaps do not need to be changed. HELP.