BMW to Reimburse Owners of R50 MINI Coopers That Experienced CVT Issues

R50 MINI Cooper 1 photo
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The 2001-2006 MINI Cooper models, the first ones done under BMW ownership seemed to be experiencing some CVT gearbox issues that caused some discomfort to their respective owners.
In this regard, BMW agreed to settle a series of lawsuits outside the court room, looking to offer reimbursements for those owners that experienced issues with the respective gearboxes.

According to, the Bavarians will pay 1,200 owners that needed repairs within 8 years or 150,000 miles (240,000 km) of the purchase, between $6,000 to $9,000.

Also, owners that did their repairs at shops outside the agreed BMW network will receive up to $4,100 while those that already sold their cars but can prove they had to let them go for a lesser price due to these issues will get up to $2,000.
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