JL Posted: 1/16/2012 11:35am PST I and many others have had to change out our flywheels, manual on the Mini's due to failure. The dealer tried to get me to pay for it myself, but no way at 9000 miles. I had never had a vehicle that had a bad flywheel so I just stood ground. If you have a similar issue, stand your ground, and make them replace it free. Robbie Posted: 1/29/2012 1:52pm PST for this price ,,,why??? plus 3rd in defects acc to consumers reports ..too bad !!!