The news comes from [Consumer Affairs](http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/mini-cooper-2-door-hardtops-recalled-010515.html):
>BMW of North America is recalling 3,679 model year 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop 2 door vehicles manufactured December 1, 2013, to May 14, 2014.
The vehicles do not meet the side impact performance requirements for the rear seat passengers. If the side impact performance requirements are not met, rear seat passengers may be at a higher risk of injury during a crash.
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin February 18, 2015.
MINI USA confirmed with MotoringFile that recall notices will be sent out to affected owners starting in February. If you’re one of these owners, stay tuned for more details and don’t hesitate to reach out to MINI USA’s customers service: 1-866-ASK-MINI (866-275-6464).
Hat tip to Richard for the info!