The global chip shortage that’s affecting everything from cars to computers is how now begun to affect MINIs. More specifically MINI has had to quietly eliminate the availability of at least one option as components become more scarce.

According to several sources MINI is currently experiencing a shortage of the Harmon Kardon stereo components on all models. Because of this MINI is removing the options from all build starting July 1st.

While there are reports that we should see the global shortage start to ease in the second half of the year, it’s unclear how that will affect MINI. Unofficially they’re telling dealers that there is no timetable yet as to when we’ll see the option return.