Are there known problems with the MINI Cooper 1.5 crankshaft bearings?

My wife's 2015 MINI Cooper 1.5 is due for its first service.The dealership have informed us that there is an issue with the crankshaft bearings and they will carry out the necessary work. This is not a recall but we are concerned.The dealership are dealing with each car as they request a service. Should we be concerned?
This seems to be an emerging issue with the BMW 1.5 litre 3-cylinder engine. Doesn't affect the MINI One 1.2 because that has a Peugeot engine. We don't have enough information yet to comment.
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