Engine revving by itself...!?
Hello - I’m new here - don’t seem to be able to post in the new members section but I have an important question to ask... 3 months ago I bought a 2018 JCW with 2500 miles in it from main dealer - everything been hunky dory, awesome little car! Until last week when the engine started revving on its own - approaching a junction in first gear, brake and clutch depressed waiting to pull out and I become aware or the engine revs increasing... I pull on handbrake and put into neutral and lift feet clear of pedals, then try lifting the throttle pedal with my foot, nothing, press throttle a couple of times, nothing, stomp throttle to floor, nothing, just keeps increasing in revs steadily, put it into gear and lift clutch to biting point, nothing, back into neutral... by now the revs are approaching 5000 rpm so I hit the stop start switch and it cuts out, start it again and all seems fine but really don’t want to drive it so phone dealers who say it’ll be 2 weeks til they can get it in but if I don’t want to wait I can get it recovered - get it recovered and get the ‘no fault code = no fault’ response... I refuse to accept the car back with that kind of issue so a case is raised with BMW Mini and they’ve never heard of such a thing... I then find out that 1 of the salesmen had a similar issue with 1 of their demo cars - a different model - seems strange that an issue like this would occur in 2 different models at the same dealers within weeks... so my question is has anybody experienced anything like this or heard of anything similar and was it reports to the dealers/BMW mini??