MINI USA recently released a statement stating that delivery date for their new MINI Cooper vehicles (F56) will be pushed back due to an oil filter housing issue that was detected in testing.
This news is significant as it comes only weeks before MINI’s originally scheduled delivery date. It seems that MINI detected some engine coolant leakage from the oil filter housing unit, and the company has elected to delay the vehicle release while they attempt to resolve the issue. Curiously, MINI detected only one incident of engine coolant leakage in over a year of testing with literally hundreds of vehicles. However, the launch of the new F56 has been hotly anticipated and heavily promoted by MINI, and the company did not want to risk the possibility of having dissatisfied drivers and a wave of bad PR hurting sales.
This commitment to excellence may initially frustrate consumers who have been eagerly anticipating the F56 launch, but its reassuring to see a company with a brand as strong as MINI take such pride in their work. If we want perfection (and we do) we’ll have to wait just a bit longer - no doubt it will be worth it.
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