Earlier this week we began hearing rumors of a sales stop of all F55 and F56 MINIs in the U.S. So we went straight to the source and asked MINIUSA for any official info on the stop. So forget the rumors, here are the facts.
MINUSA has issued a delivery stop (not a Sales Stop) on MINI Cooper Hardtops (2 door & 4 door models) in order to remove a label that is no longer applicable from the vehicle. The removal process takes less than two minutes. Once removed the vehicles can be retailed or delivered as scheduled.
From our understanding this primarily affects cars currently at dealers or in transit to dealers. Most everything else should be dealt with at the port of entry.
While the fix will take only two minutes, printing and shipping the labels will take a few days. Therefore delivery times may increase by a couple of days for cars currently at dealers or the port.