Email a friend
Print Friendly

BMW issues four recall campaigns

Four separate campaigns filed with NHTSA

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jun. 24, 2010
BMW has registered four separate recall campaigns with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

As previously reported last month, the German manufacturer continues to have problems with brake hydraulics for its R1200 and K1200 series models. BMW issued a worldwide recall of 122,000 2007-2009 K1200GT, R1200GS, R1200GS Adventure, R1200R, R1200RT and 2007 R1200ST models. The recall filed with the NHTSA affects 15,532 units. To address the issue, BMW dealers will install new brake lines with a protective sleeve.

The R1200GS Adventure is the subject of a second recall, this one affecting models from 2005-2007. The fuel tank front attachment bolts on certain units may come loose under vibration. These bolts could potentially come into contact with the fork legs should the handlebar be turned enough, such as during low-speed maneuvering. The loose bolts may limit the travel range of the handlebars. BMW has not announced a remedy, nor has it provided an estimate on the number of units affected by the recall campaign.

BMW is also recalling 2008-2009 F650GS and F800GS models. The drive chains on certain models may not have been produced to specification and may break over time. BMW has not announced a remedy or specified how many units are affected.

Some BMW G650X models may also have powertrain problems, this time involving the roll gear pin. The pin’s mounting attachment on certain 2007 G650X Challenge, 2007 G650X Moto and 2007-2008 G650X Country models may break over time. Fragments of the attachment can get caught between the drive chain and the rear sprocket, possibly causing the rear wheel to lock. No remedy has been announced, nor has BMW announced how many units are affected.

Related Reading
BMW issues recall of 122,000 motorcycles