I saw the recall notification 1 month ago. A dealership was about to start up here in Portland pending the completion of their showroom that had been scheduled to be completed in April. I drive by the dealership every day on the way to work and have always made it a point to check on the progress.
Today, when I went by Rasmussen BMW, they had Minis in the showroom. They'd finally started up the Mini dealership/service department. I made it a point to get off work early to stop in and schedule a time to have the recall work done.
I stopped and filled the tank and washed the car after getting out of work an hour early. I was cruising down 26 at about 65 when I downshifted into 4th to prepare for some minor slowing ahead. Imagine my suprise when the car did not go into 4th, nor 5th, nor any other gear. I pulled over to the side of the road and issued my customary curse to Mr. Murphy and his fricking law.
I had the dubious honor of being the first mini towed into the mini dealership since they opened. I'll get the car back tomorrow.