Has anyone had the linkages on their gearbox come adrift at anytime?. The other day while putting the car into reverse, I lost all gears. After the initial shock of finding myself with a floppy gearknob(no smutty remarks please), I prised off the gaiter and plastic wood effect cover on the gear console and found the rear ball and socket joint had parted. This was a little worrying as I was 40 miles from home, and worse still had my wife and daughter in the car. The joint clipped back together ok, but it took a while to regain the confidence in the gear change.