BMW/MINI Secure Vehicle Against Rolling

Over 100 BMW/MINI Gearshifts Repaired!

100% Success Rate. 70% Cheaper than dealer.

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Transmission Secure vehicle with parking brake when stationary.

All images on this page have been taken by us, whilst repairing customer vehicles.

Repaired at a fraction of dealer cost

If your BMW or MINI displays any of the pictured messages, such as "Secure vehicle with parking brake when stationary" or "Secure vehicle against rolling" then we typically are 70% cheaper than main dealer prices to repair this issue. Main dealer will replace the entire gear selector, when all that has failed in a minute torsion spring that sits in the bottom of the gear selector. Contact us now!

Secure vehicle against rolling

Repaired in a few hours at our Aldridge (WS9) based workshop

And we guarantee our work against failure for 12-months. We ALWAYS fit a new spring. We never try to reshape the old spring. We keep the broken spring to show to you on completion of the repair. We've performed this repair many times and have a 100% success rate. Click here to contact us.

MINI Transmission Secure vehicle with parking brake when stationary.

Common fault on BMW & MINI cars

The "secure vehicle against rolling" and "Secure vehicle with parking brake when stationary" messages affect BMW and MINI vehicles with automatic transmission. Models affected include:

  • MINI with automatic transmission

  • BMW X1 with automatic transmission

  • BMW 2 series Active Tourer with automatic transmission

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Customer Feedback

We promise to treat your vehicles as if it were our own. Here is an example of the feedback we receive from delighted customers - this one from Mr Crittall, who doesn't have a Google account and hoped that the words he texted to me on completion of the job would be used somewhere appropriate! It is worth noting that we are grateful that this customer travelled all the way from Gloucester and we had his vehicle turned around in approx. 3-hours.

"Hi, and thanks so much for fixing my car yesterday. I don't have a Google account, so can't post a review there but hopefully you could use some of the following:

It's rare these days to find a business as committed as Blue Meets White is to helping the customer. My [BMW 2 Series] Active Tourer had a false error message on the screen dash caused by a small broken spring buried deep in the gear selector assembly. Rather than replace the whole assembly (which most garages would do) Ian just replaced the spring, saving me over £700! To get to it means removing a lot of kit but it was all done promptly and professionally, with no sign of the work carried out. A truly five star service"

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Repair Process Explained

I ask you allow 3-hours for the repair. BMW X1 and 2 series usually take 1.5-2 hours. MINI with the manual handbrake take a bit longer as the console hinders access to the gearshift which has to be removed from the vehicle to complete the repair. For all vehicles, the entire centre console, armrest, and gearshift have to be carefully removed and reinstalled. This includes numerous screws, nuts, bolts, electrical connectors and delicate trims.

Remove Centre Console

The image shows the start of the process. You can see the gear selector but in order to remove it the entire centre console must be removed. We've performed this many times and take great care when disassembling and reassembing your vehicle. It will be treated as if it were our own.

Strip Gear Selector Assembly

With your BMW or MINI gear selector on the bench, we carefully disassemble it in order to access the broken spring and replace it with a brand new spring In the picture above, you can see the broken leg of the spring.


The entire process takes approximately 3 hours. Once your vehicle is reassembled we fully test the repair, which we guarantee for 12-months (unlimited mileage)

Free Dealer Level Diagnostic

On entry to the workshop, we take a snapshot of the health of your vehicle. During the repair, faults will be logged in the vehicle as we have to unplug various systems including i-Drive controller, electronic handbrake switch, comfort access antenna, and of course the gear selector! On completion of the repair we clear these codes and print out the diagnostic reports. We also give you the broken spring, so you can be sure we've done our job correctly. We usually charge £60 for dealer level diagnostics, but with this repair you get one free!

Where To Find Us

Repairs to your BMW or MINI automatic gear selector are carried out at our workshop in Aldridge, UK.

Blue Meets White c/o Marc's Independent BMW
Unit 9, Lion Industrial Park
Northgate Way
Aldridge WS9 8RL

Call Ian on 01922 922813 or email

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Are we too far away?

Customers have travelled from Glasgow, Cornwall, Kent, South Wales, Bradford - the list goes on. You're likely to save over a thousand pounds versus the cost of repair at main dealer, so the trip is well worth it. Call to discuss - we will work around your circumstances and find a solution to performing the repair.

Price of the repair

I purposefully don't publish this on my website. Everyone will pay the same price, regardless of vehicle but customers often have many questions and always say that having spoken to me fully understand the process. I'm a great believer in talking to people and reassuring them that they've found the UK's premier repairer of this issue.

I have to remove components which if broken cost hundreds of pounds to replace - I've even created special tooling to minimise the chance of such breakages! Some of the components removed, cannot be purchased from BMW/MINI individually so it is imperative that nothing is damaged during the repair process. Keep this in mind if trying the repair yourself or you plan on trusting somebody less experienced ... breaking these components will end up costing you at least three times what I charge.

And of course, all work carries a 12-month warranty so long as the warranty seal I apply is not broken.

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On the day of your repair ...

  • I will call or text you a day or two before your appointment as a reminder.

  • If you cannot make your appointment, or are running late please let me know as soon as possible. Cancellations happen, and as long as I have prior notice I am usually able to offer the slot to another customer.

  • The flag on the above map is exactly where the workshop is located. I've put a pavement sign outside on the main road to guide you in to the workshop.

  • There are no waiting facilities so bring an umbrella! Aldridge town centre is a 10-15 minute walk from the workshop and most customers head for Costa Coffee or Wetherspoons.

  • Please ensure all floor areas of the vehicle are clear.

  • Remove any child seats from the vehicle - all seats needs to be clear.

  • Ensure the centre console, armrest and ashtrays are clear -- the will be completely removed from the vehicle.

  • Remove any personal / delicate / valuable items from the vehicle. I cannot be responsible for loss/damage of possessions from the vehicle.

  • Allow me 3-hours to complete the repair - I will call or text you once it is time to return to the workshop. We run a popular and extremely busy workshop and on a busy day, I may need to attend to the occasional phone call or parts supplier. Usually X1 and 2 series are repaired in 1.5-2 hours and MINI (with manual handbrake) take a little longer and sometimes the full 3-hours.

  • Payment can be made by card, cash or bank transfer and must be made on collection of your vehicle. You will receive a full invoice, the old spring and diagnostic reports taken on entry and exit of the workshop.

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