MINI Facing Lawsuit Over Bad CVTs
This time, reports have emerged from America saying that MINI has not built their automatic transmissions right. A class action suit has been filed in Florida by a group of owners who say that their CVT prematurely wore out due to a manufacturing defect.
This lawsuit covers first generation hatches built between 2002 and 2006, as well as convertibles built between 2005 and 2008 and sold in Florida, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The owners of the Florida MINIs believe the manufacturer was cutting corners when building their CVT automatics. This came at a cost to them, as MINI is not replacing the transmissions under warranty.
Proof once more that premium cars and CVTs don’t really work in combination.