Consumer Reports Has MINI Shifter Come off During Driving

File this under things you don’t want to ever have happen. Consumer Reports is reporting that their Cooper S test car’s shifter came off during “spirited” driving recently.

While they so far love the car, this clearly isn’t a consumer friendly feature. We’ve had a Cooper manual all week and haven’t experienced anything like it. However, we have heard of one other similar failure elsewhere in the world.