Oh good grief! That`s disappointing. One of the reasons I stayed with MINI for my new car was that my current one has been 100% reliable. I have kept it for six years in which absolutely nothing has gone wrong. The only exception being the flap on the driver-side sun visor which broke the first time I used it. With all the millions they must have spent developing the new model, you would think they could have spent a little on developing a stronger one.