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Hi,

Just bought a Cooper S and think it's fab - had a TT before and the mini is so much better to drive. One question I have is whether it's normal for the traction control to be so intrusive? It seems to cut power for no apparent reason - for example pulling away slowly on a dry road it flashes the traction control light and cuts the power.

Any thoughts appreciated.
Oid
 

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Oid said:
Hi,

Just bought a Cooper S and think it's fab - had a TT before and the mini is so much better to drive. One question I have is whether it's normal for the traction control to be so intrusive? It seems to cut power for no apparent reason - for example pulling away slowly on a dry road it flashes the traction control light and cuts the power.

Any thoughts appreciated.
Oid
I'd get it checked, can't do any harm.;)
 

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Thanks for the replies - i'll book it in. I hope Mini dealers are better than Audi dealers..!
 

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That does sound a little OTT to me. Traction Control is there when you need it - when the wheels start losing traction.

Pulling away slowly, it shouldnt be at all neccessary! :)
 

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Just turn it off. :p
 

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I had this when I picked mine up, and it was a real pain !

HAd the angle sensor replaced, as I found from here ;) - and it has been much better ever since :D
 

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I have a different problem (I think). I was parked on a wet grassy slope the other day. I went to pull off and had wheel spin, now I seem to think that traction control s supposed to stop the wheels from spinning in this situation. I remember watching a video from ford showing a car going up a wet grassy slope with ease when it had the traction control on. Is the mini supposed to do this?
 
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