BMW Motorrad USA is recalling a few of its maxi-scooters, with a safety campaign touching the BMW C600 Sport and C650 Sport (2013-2018), as well as the BMW C650 GT (2013-2019 scooters).
In total, the recall affects 2,707 scooters, and it centers around the fact that repeated turnings of the handlebar to the left can cause the front brake hose to crack and leak over time.
This of course can lead to the brake’s hydraulic system losing pressure, which can lead to the brakes no longer working. This safety issue has lead to the recall announcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
BMW Motorrad USA will notify affected owners, and BMW dealers will replace the brake hose, adding an additional protective sleeve that will cover the hose connection fitting, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin April 22, 2019. Concerned owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417, where they should reference recall number 15V-738. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.