The news is light but certainly looks serious. According to multiple sources at dealers, MINIUSA has issued a delivery stop on all F56 MINI Cooper produced from Dec 2013 to Dec 2014.
Given that date range that’s obviously all F56 MINI Cooper produced for the U.S. Up until this point. While this doesn’t affect the Cooper S, this is very likely over 50% of F56 MINIs on the roads or dealer lots.
The reason is still a mystery with MINI calling it only a “Potential regulatory compliance issue”.
We’re waiting to hear back from MINI USA for more details. In the meantime if you have one of the affected Coopers you’ll likely receive communications about the issue soon.