Earlier this week my Clubman showed up a very strange warning when I applied the parking brake while waiting (a long time) at roadworks:
The warning suggested that the parking brake was still released (the indicator light was off too) but in fact it was locked on and I could not release it – stuck in the middle of the road!
Luckily, after the computer tradition off/on sequence, while the parking brake was still initially locked and would not release, it seemed to clear the fault and release after a too long wait …
So today, I dropped my car off at Orlando MINI, and got a “small” two door MINI loaner – and I really didn’t notice any size difference, at least for the driver position!
Hopefully, whatever is wrong with my Clubman is easy to identify and solve.
UPDATE: Orlando MINI were unable to find any problem or fault code with the parking brake, even with the error message captured above – I have to hope this problem doesn’t recur …
UPDATE 2: Today (September 21st, 2017) this fault has recurred twice; very frustrating and rather dangerous to have a car that can’t be safely parked!