Convertible Top Will Not Completely Stow – 2016 Mini Cooper

NHTSA ID Number: 10161585

Manufacturer Communication Number: M540317


Service Information May 2019 Special Roofs M54 03 17 Technical Service CONVERTIBLE TOP WILL NOT COMPLETELY STOW This Service Information bulletin replaces SI B54 03 17 dated February 2019.


2 Affected Products




When attempting to stow the convertible top, it does not compress into a fully locked position on the left side. This prevents the soft-top bow cover from moving forward into proper operating position as shown in the attached video:

Additionally, a warning gong sounds and a Check Control Message “Roof not locked” appears.



One or both can apply:

  • An issue with the convertible top assembly gripper hook
  • Improper adjustment of the convertible top storage spacer adjustment bolt



  1. Inspect the latching mechanism gripper hook, and replace convertible top assembly if necessary.


  1. Reposition the adjustment bolt to allow full storage compression of the convertible top.



For conditions that are similar to the situation described:

M54 03 17

May 2019

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