BMW Motorrad recalls over 15,000 motorcycles

Motorrad | June 30th, 2010 by 6
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BMW’s Motorrad division releases safety notices for three separate issues all at once. The recall totals around 15,500 BMW bike owners. The models included in …

BMW’s Motorrad division releases safety notices for three separate issues all at once. The recall totals around 15,500 BMW bike owners. The models included in the recall are as follows: 2007-2008 K 1200GT; 2007-2009 R 1200 GS, R 1200 GS Adventure, R 1200 R, R 1200 RT, 2007 R 1200 ST, and 2007 and 2008 G 650 models (X Country, X Moto and X Challenge)

The issue involves the front brake line, which could develop stress cracks and eventually leak, leading to the loss of braking performance, and for the G650 models, the roll gear pin’s mounting attachment could break.If this occurs, it would be possible for fragments of the attachment to become trapped between the drive chain and the rear sprocket. the rear wheel could lock up, possibly resulting in a crash.

All the details are listed below and the owners are encouraged to contact BMW.

BMW Motorrad recalls over 15,000 motorcycles

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
BMW / K 1200 GT 2007-2008
BMW / R 1200 GS 2007-2009
BMW / R 1200 GS ADVENTURE 2007-2009
BMW / R 1200 R 2007-2009
BMW / R 1200 RT 2007-2009
BMW / R 1200 ST 2007
Manufacturer: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC Mfr’s Report Date: JUN 15, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V276000
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15532

Summary:

BMW is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2009 R 1200 and K 1200 series motorcycles manufactured from August 2006 through May 2009. due to the current routing of the front brake lines, it is possible that during riding, and therefore associated vibration. the brake lines could be under strain. If the vibration/strain is significant, the brake line could split and start to develop a leak.

Consequence: if this goes unnoticed, and the brake fluid reservoir runs empty, the front brakes could fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
BMW will notify owners and dealers will install new brake lines, containing a “sleeve” along a portion of the lines free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during July 2010. owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
BMW / F 650 GS 2008-2009
BMW / F 800 GS 2008-2009
Manufacturer: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC Mfr’s Report Date: JUN 15, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V274000
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected:

Summary:

BMW is recalling certain model year 2008 and 2009 f650 GS and F 800 GS motorcycles manufactured from September 27, 2007 through March 30, 2009. the drive chains may not have been produced to specification. as a result, over time the drive chain could break.

Consequence:

If the broken chain becomes trapped between the rear wheel and the frame, the rear wheel could lock up, possibly resulting in a crash.

Remedy:

The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a remedy plan or a notification schedule. owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
BMW / G 650 X US CHALLENGE 2007
BMW / G 650 X US COUNTRY 2007-2008
BMW / G 650 X US MOTO 2007
Manufacturer: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC Mfr’s Report Date: JUN 15, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V273000
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected:

Summary:

BMW is recalling certain model year 2007 and 2008 G 650 X country, G 650 X challenge, and G650 X Moto motorcycles manufactured from November 29, 2006 through May 19, 2008. over time, the roll gear pin’s mounting attachment could break.

Consequence:

If this occurs, it would be possible for fragments of the attachment to become trapped between the drive chain and the rear sprocket. the rear wheel could lock up, possibly resulting in a crash.

Remedy:

The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a remedy plan or a notification schedule. owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

[Source: NHTSA via Autoblog ]

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