Contact MINI USA directly. I was in a dealership last week, and overheard a service adviser calling a customer to tell them their timing chain had failed (at 50K) and the repair was $11,000 (new engine). The SA made no mention of lawsuits, customer good-will, 'we'll call MINI to see if they can help', nothin'. Eleven grand for a car just out of mileage warranty. The SA did say that the failure was due to a "leak in the housing of the hydraulic chain tensioner, but you wouldn't have seen any oil drips." Bottom line, don't expect the dealership to be aggressive on your behalf. MINI USA is turning the screws down on dealers right now due to excessive warranty claims.