MINI Facing Lawsuit Over Bad CVTs

It’s not very often that people band up together, outraged with the quality of a BMW Group product. But when this does happen it tends to be big news.
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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.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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