gearbox problems

hello,
4 weeks ago I have bought a second hand Mini One 2001 with 35.000km .
Sunday I wanted to put the car in the garage and in revearse gear it made a
strange noise,
like something was knocking at the bottom of the car.
We drove it to a Mini dealer and the verdict was a new gearbox !
Is this normal for 35.000km, I knew the former owner personnaly , it was
used as a second car by his wife.
Is this a common problem with Mini's from the first generation.
Best Regards.
Patrick
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Patrick Coene
I'm pretty sure there was an issue with selecting reverse on some earlier models that was fixed by a recall ?
Have a search the forums on Mini2.com for a definitive answer.
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Brownz (Mobile)
: hello, : 4 weeks ago I have bought a second hand Mini One 2001 with 35.000km . : Sunday I wanted to put the car in the garage and in revearse gear it made a : strange noise, : like something was knocking at the bottom of the car. : We drove it to a Mini dealer and the verdict was a new gearbox ! : Is this normal for 35.000km, I knew the former owner personnaly , it was : used as a second car by his wife. : Is this a common problem with Mini's from the first generation. : Best Regards. : Patrick
Mine went out at around 51k miles and was replaced under warranty. I have heard of one or two other cases too, but not at such a low mileage count as yours.
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<user
My Friends cooper had a defective gearbox last year at 41K, after some heated phone calls and arguments with the dealer who refused to even acknowledge the model had a gearbox issue, it was replaced by the extended warranty company, but with a rebuilt unit not new....
Obviously they are masters of abdication of responsibility, and experts at customer retention ????
my friend has since sold the car..
Fitzy
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Fitzy

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