Unhappy CVT Victim! - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > All Models & Variants > Welcome New Members


Welcome New Members New members, please introduce yourself here. Tell us a bit about you and your Mini.

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
Cooper S Convertible - CVT or No CVT? neilrlsmith First Generation MINI Cooper S 3 Sep 17th, 2012 09:21 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Jul 4th, 2014, 02:24 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 5
Local Time: 10:09 AM
Angry Unhappy CVT Victim!


Did you know Mini Cooper was a centerfold in Playboy Magazine? Got your attention now, don’t I? Good!

Thinking of buying a BMW or Mini Cooper Product, DON’T! At least until you’ve read this and the class action lawsuit against BMW and Mini Cooper “Aarons VS BMW” This lawsuit is being handled by Kurtzman & Carson Consultants, 886-381-9100

When I purchased my 2007 Mini Cooper I did so because I thought it was the cutest, coolest, and most fun car I had ever driven, plus it was BMW product, had to be a well-built car, right? Then the practical side of me took over and I did my due diligence and research.

Who knew that the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) would prematurely fail and without warning, recklessly putting me in a gravely dangerous situation in the high speed lane on the expressway way during rush hour traffic? BMW and Mini Cooper knew, that’s who!! It’s amazing that I wasn’t struck by the semi behind me traveling at a high rate of speed, considering my Mini Cooper dropped down to 15mph after the VCT permanently failed while traveling at a rate of 65mph!

BMW presented the Mini Cooper as a high performance, yet affordable high end premium small vehicle which emphasized their design and performance features, cornering abilities, good looks and fashionable styling. Did you know that the Mini Cooper even graced the centerfold of Playboy Magazine? Yes! Playboy Magazine!! BMW group bragged, through its aggressive marketing tactics, that the Mini Cooper’s design, layout, content and performance along with it being fun to drive, its price point, and high quality were enough to wear the “BMW Badge.”

I thought I had died and gone to heaven! This was my favorite car ever! I babied my Mini Cooper and serviced it regularly, of course. None the wiser, I loved that car, still do. BMW & Mini Cooper – not so much!

I was so excited and proud to be driving a Mini Cooper and I remained ecstatic until recently. A Mini Cooper convertible was my dream car, BUT now it’s my recurring nightmare! Well, for once, I made my extravagant purchase based on emotion AND logic, what a change for me. Now I wish I hadn’t done the research to back up my emotional purchase, at least I could say, shoulda, woulda, coulda… messed up again. Oh by the way, that “BMW Badge,” what I didn't know… it means “Badge of Dishonor!” Shame on you BMW!

Not only did BMW deny knowledge of the premature VCT but they also undertook affirmative efforts to conceal the failures through a series of “TSB” Technical Service Bulletins issued to repair facilities, thus stalling long enough for the warranty to expire before owners were made fully aware of the true problem. It’s obvious that BMW knew of the problems based not only on the complaints made directly to them but also numerous complaints made to the “NHTSA” National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. Yet BMW refuses to publicly acknowledge the problem or offer remedy, instead keeping it a secret as long as possible. As if this wasn't bad enough, BMW CONTINUED TO KNOWINGLY SELL VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH CVT’s PRONE TO PREMATURE FAILURE! Despite BMW’s efforts to conceal the issue, customer complaints and CVT failures continued. Way to go BMW! Something to be said for your consistency.

Thinking back now, Mini Cooper was always aggressively sending me marketing materials for the newest, latest, hottest Mini Cooper Convertible, of course wanting me to trade in my 2007 Convertible Mini Cooper, for a brand new sleeker, faster more stylish Mini Cooper Convertible. What would have happened if BMW would have put all of that time, effort, and cost into a recall? Or a “Just FYI, your VCT might fail, please call us” letter. We’ll never know because that would be considered “above board” or “proactive good customer service” and as we have discovered, BMW possess NONE of those qualities.

There is a saying, “If it seems to be too good to be true, it probably is.” This is so true with BMW. BMW knowingly under budgeted production and could not keep up with the demand it created. After all everyone wanted that beautiful, cool car that was featured in “Playboy Magazine!” Too bad the beauty was only skin deep! BMW sacrificed quality and turned out substandard parts and shoddy workmanship, all the while refusing to take responsibility for their actions knowing full well that they were recklessly putting their loyal customers in harm’s way when the VCT failed.

To this day, even in the face of these numerous complaints, BMW continues to deny that there is a problem with the CVT and refuses to disclose the truth to consumers. I ask you, “How is this possible in this day and age?” “Who does BMW know that we lowly (no longer loyal) consumers don’t and why should we have to pay to clean up their mess?”

Never again will I own a BMW or Mini Cooper product and I will make it my life’s mission to share this message with everyone!

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Jul 4th, 2014, 04:42 PM
Caveman's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Stone Age
Posts: 2,150
Local Time: 12:09 PM
Estonia Male View Caveman's Classified Ads
Sorry you had problems but is it necessary to make the same post multiple times.

Time to get compensated ...

MotoringFile - MINI Settling CVT Class Action Suit
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Jul 4th, 2014, 09:17 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 5
Local Time: 10:09 AM
Didn't realize I made multiple posts... New at this, sorry, duly chastised.

Thanks for the lawsuit info.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Jul 5th, 2014, 06:14 AM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 151
Local Time: 11:09 AM
United Kingdom
Yawn, make your point in one paragraph rather that some film script please.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Jul 5th, 2014, 10:15 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: California
Posts: 20
Local Time: 10:09 AM
United States Male
i just bought a 2003 mini cooper S after about 10 min of researched i found that the cvt in the minis is trash. and 5 speeds in reg mini non S have issues but the 6 speed in cooper s seem to be fine....

Yes the manufacturer shouldn't release subar products but it happens... but do you do 0 research before buying a car? literally hundreds of threads and websites that warn you to stay away from cvt tranny
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Jul 6th, 2014, 10:35 AM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: cambridge
Posts: 286
Local Time: 11:09 AM
United Kingdom Male
Is your post available in an abridged version, or as an audiobook?
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Jul 6th, 2014, 10:49 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 5
Local Time: 10:09 AM
In 2008 when I purchased my mini, there wasn't any information about the transmission being bad. If you had bothered to read the more than one paragraph, unabridged version of my post, you would know that.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old Jul 7th, 2014, 07:06 AM
Sejanus's Avatar
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Global Moderator
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: West Sacramento
Posts: 4,920
Local Time: 03:09 AM
United States Male View Sejanus's Chili Red & White 1st Gen MINI Cooper Profile
I've got no problem with your post, but for the record concerns over the CVT were raised long before 2008. For example...

http://www.mini2.com/forum/first-gen...king-cvts.html

Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old Jul 7th, 2014, 05:17 PM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,051
Local Time: 11:09 AM
United Kingdom Male
Quote: Originally Posted by Swarley (original)
literally hundreds of threads and websites that warn you to stay away from cvt tranny

Tranny in the UK means either a Ford Transit van/pickup or a bloke dressed as a woman, wearing high heels and has hairy chest.
Which tranny are we talking about here?
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old Jul 8th, 2014, 06:43 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: California
Posts: 20
Local Time: 10:09 AM
United States Male
In 2008 when I purchased my mini, there wasn't any information about the transmission being bad. If you had bothered to read the more than one paragraph, unabridged version of my post, you would know that.

I actually read your entire post even tho its a book .... but if you look at dates on post you can see them dating back way before 2008. which goes back to my original statement that you didnt do any research...

Quote: Originally Posted by The Nun (original)
Tranny in the UK means either a Ford Transit van/pickup or a bloke dressed as a woman, wearing high heels and has hairy chest.
Which tranny are we talking about here?

Haha ^^ thats good stuff
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
Cooper S Convertible - CVT or No CVT? neilrlsmith First Generation MINI Cooper S 3 Sep 17th, 2012 09:21 PM

» Recent Threads
2001 Mini Cooper - heater not working
Yesterday 08:41 AM
by TreezaB
Last post by TreezaB
Today 07:48 AM
2 Replies, 187 Views
Lights on warning not working
Oct 21st, 2014 11:42 AM
by S2dicky
Last post by burnstar
Today 04:54 AM
2 Replies, 273 Views
$95 @ Willow Springs Streets of Willow November 15-16 2014
Today 01:37 AM
by harvie
Last post by harvie
Today 01:37 AM
0 Replies, 70 Views
Mini Clubman Barn Doors Won't Lock
Yesterday 03:51 AM
Last post by WeeBad
Today 12:48 AM
1 Replies, 224 Views
PAS Fluid Leak HELP!!
Oct 15th, 2014 07:16 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 10:59 PM
7 Replies, 626 Views
Problem after problem!! Help please!!
Yesterday 08:32 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 10:50 PM
1 Replies, 256 Views
Wheel arch - advice please :)
Yesterday 10:08 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 10:43 PM
1 Replies, 98 Views
The new MINI voted "Classic of the Future"
Yesterday 07:08 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by Caveman
Yesterday 09:04 PM
1 Replies, 128 Views
Power Steering - not gone but acting up
Yesterday 02:23 PM
Last post by Caveman
Yesterday 09:01 PM
2 Replies, 174 Views
Bonnet gap bigger on one side
Oct 15th, 2014 05:28 PM
Last post by chris0074
Yesterday 08:42 PM
10 Replies, 988 Views
Fuel Consumption in Mini Cooper D 2014
Oct 21st, 2014 08:09 PM
Last post by chris0074
Yesterday 08:41 PM
7 Replies, 316 Views
MINI Customer Support - Spec list via VIN number
Yesterday 02:46 PM
Last post by chris0074
Yesterday 08:31 PM
5 Replies, 206 Views
R56 Aux input volume???????
Oct 20th, 2014 04:00 PM
Last post by peteski2014
Yesterday 07:31 PM
3 Replies, 430 Views
sunroof issue seeking repair suggestions in Toronto
Yesterday 07:19 PM
by wheaten
Last post by wheaten
Yesterday 07:19 PM
0 Replies, 103 Views
Start/Stop engine button illuminated when car is locked
Oct 21st, 2014 08:07 PM
Last post by chris0074
Yesterday 07:09 PM
5 Replies, 278 Views
2001 Cooper wheel nut key
Oct 20th, 2014 05:05 PM
Last post by Caveman
Yesterday 05:29 PM
7 Replies, 516 Views
sunroof issue seeking repair suggestions in Toronto
Yesterday 05:28 PM
by wheaten
Last post by wheaten
Yesterday 05:28 PM
0 Replies, 117 Views
Mini Cooper Wheels.
Yesterday 04:40 PM
by Fraze
Last post by Fraze
Yesterday 04:40 PM
0 Replies, 131 Views
odd front wheels
Yesterday 11:38 AM
by fazned
Last post by fazned
Yesterday 02:56 PM
2 Replies, 158 Views
2015 Roadster S Backup Light(s)?
Oct 11th, 2014 12:19 PM
Last post by karlos9191
Yesterday 12:36 PM
2 Replies, 515 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
» Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:09 AM.



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