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!
Ten years ago, I traveled to Europe and spent a few days with MINIs and MINI USA in the Netherlands, at the second MINI United. A fun weekend! Here’s a video review of that weekend:
Another Apple Photos Memories creation, revisiting MINIsOnTop 2007:
a recall last year on my Clubman, that didn’t sound particularly serious, but was resolved during my service visit a few months ago. Today, I received notification of another recall – and this one seems a bit more serious and also very surprising that it’s taken such a long time for a software light control issue to be noticed!
Clubman Recall, Brake Lights
I guess I’ll be needing to call
Orlando MINI some time …
Winter Garden’s quarterly car show returned today (
previously September 2016) and we headed in to enjoy the views and take loads of photos!
In addition to the amazing cars above (including Hudson Commodore, Budget Funeral, many Corvettes, a VW rust bucket, and the amazing purple car) there’s a couple that I’ll feature separately …
First, a mystery vehicle with two engines! No idea why, though it has tiny rear stabilizer wheels that suggest it wants to be a dragster:
And finally, a 1916 Model T (over 100 years old now and proudly claiming original body, engine and wheels!):
MINIs from various parts of Florida, including Melbourne and Daytona, met today in Winter Garden before a drive to
Yalaha Bakery; we are too busy today to do the drive, but met everyone at the parking garage before they headed out.