1,928 MINIs (Cooper and Cooper S 2-Door Hardtops) manufactured between January 6, 2014 and October 17, 2014 are being recalled because during a service appointment, service technicians may have inadvertently reprogrammed the transmission control unit with a bit of software that would allow a driver to exit the car while it is not in park.
As you know, if you exit the car while it’s not in park, it can go rolling off, injuring anyone left inside or people and buildings outside and such.
MINI will let affected owners know and dealers will reprogram the module with the correct software. The recall will begin on February 1, 2015. In the meantime, just make sure your car is in park.