Hello all, My car has now started to suffer from the well known and documented cold start issue. It is caused by a design fault on BMW/Peugeot's side and has been debated and denied by BMW for three years. Apparently, there is a "fix", god knows which in order, that will make the timing chain stop clattering when starting up the car from cold. I have made an appointment with the service department at BMW and, for the first time, I didn't get the usual "Oh, how strange, we have never heard of this before"-answer, which I got regarding the faulty power windows and the irritating noices from the interior - both horrifically common errors on the MINI. This time I got an "Umm.. well... does the rattle appear at cold starts?", I confirmed, then they just said "take it in". I know that there has been unofficial communication between BMW and the dealers regarding this issue and I hope this will be resolved quickly and without drivel. I'm engaged in the Swedish MINI club and we know the issue all too well. Many members are really pissed off because of the poor quality in the product and many are never coming back to MINI or BMW because of this obvious and denied issue. I could well end up being one of them. This also makes me curious as to whether this issue has been addressed in the LCI... BMW will never admit to having done so, as BMW think it is not an issue, but I'm hoping for some sort of information anyway.