BMW/MINI Secure Vehicle Against Rolling

Over 400 BMW/MINI Gearshifts Repaired!

100% Success Rate.  Zero failures in 3 years!  2 year warranty against spring failure.

£1000 Cheaper than dealer.  No fix, no fee!

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BMW 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.

BMW MINI Secure vehicle against rolling

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

And we guarantee our work against failure for 2 years.  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 - I'm so confident that I offer a no fix, no fee guarantee.

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:

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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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The Best Repair Solution - Over 300 Customers Agree!

I ask you allow 3-hours for the repair, but the repair to most vehicle typically takes between 1-2 hours depending on the model.  BMW 2 series active/grand tourer are often complete in an hour.  BMW X1 (F48) is usually repaired in 1.5 hours. MINI F55-F57 about an hour.  MINI Clubman/Paceman (F54) and MINI Countryman (F60) about 1.5-2 hours.  For most 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 2-3 hours.  Once your vehicle is reassembled we fully test the repair, which we guarantee for 2 years (unlimited mileage) 

Free Dealer Level Diagnostic

On entry to the workshop, we take a snapshot of the health of your vehicle, which will show the code 420106 Shiftlock solenoid: Selector level wrongly not locked in P.  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 Blue Meets White

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.

Subject to demand, I am often travelling overseas to make this repair.  

France - Paris Beauvais area May/June 2024.  Subject to demand.

Please enquire for further details.

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.

I also have spare gearshifts, components to repair your gearshift including the printed circuit board inside the gearshift and in over 300 repairs, and over 3 years in offering this service, every customer has driven away with a repaired vehicle.

And of course, all work carries a 2 year warranty so long as the warranty seal I apply is not broken.

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