BMW Initiates a MEGA Recall – 4 Recalls, 11 Models

06/23/2010 @ 4:48 pm, by Jensen Beeler1 COMMENT

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Bear with us as we try to get through the FOUR recalls that BMW has initiated, and dropped in our inbox. With a range of issues hitting its recent series of motorcycles, BMW has four individually registered recalls with the NHTSA that span 11 models in the German company’s stable. If you own a BMW manufactured between 2005 and 2009, you might want to check after the jump to see if your bike is affected. Click on the appropriate link to the NHTSA’s website for additional information.

2007-2009 BMW R1200 & K1200 Motorcycles:
BMW is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2009 R1200 and K1200 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.

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

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.

Source: NHTSA

2005-2007 BMW R1200GS Adventure:
BMW is recalling certain 2005 through 2007 R1200GS Adventure motorcycles manufactured from December 7, 2005 through September 26, 2007. The fuel tank front attachment bolts can work loose allowing the bolts to come into contact with the fork leg if the handlebar is turned a significant amount.

This could limit the travel range of the handlebars, which could affect handling and maneuverability of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

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

Source: NHTSA

2008-2009 BMW F650GS & F800GS:
BMW is recalling certain model year 2008 and 2009 F650GS and F800GS 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.

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

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

Source: NHTSA

2007-2008 BMW G650X:
BMW is recalling certain model year 2007 and 2008 G650X Country, G650X Challenge, and G650X Moto motorcycles manufactured from November 29, 2006 through May 19, 2008. Over time, 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.

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

Source: NHTSA

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