Back in September I had the MINI Cooper S serviced by the dealer. There were two problems with it:
- The window wipers would seize up in the middle of the screen and stop working.
- There was a sympathetic rattle in the dash board.
The rattle drove me insane and driving the red go-kart with that rattle just plain sucked. The wipers? That was serious business and they had stopped working in the middle of a rain storm. So I left the car with the dealer and three days later they eliminated the rattle. The wiper problem? No fault found.
Since September I have not driven the MINI S much. When it’s cold and there is ice on the road, the red go-kart becomes a red hockey puck.
Today it’s cold but really sunny, so I backed up the MINI S and charged the battery. The windows were dirty so I turned on the wiper washers. The right nozzle did not pass any cleaning fluid.
The wipers seized up in the middle of the screen again. I told Lily I was going to the dealer and went right there.
The service garage is closed on Sunday. The sales people were very nice and professional but they’re not mechanics. I need to bring it back tomorrow morning at 7 AM and talk to the service manager.
Sigh. This does not happen really with my Mercedes ML-320.