Bad news for several BMW motorcycle owners, as the German brand is recalling several models because their front and rear brake calipers may corrode, which can cause the pistons to stick or drag in the caliper bore.
The recall affects three two-wheelers from the BMW Motorrad lineup, the BMW G310R (2017-2020) and BMW G310GS (2018-2020) motorcycles, and the BMW C400X scooter (2019). In total, 5,938 bikes are affected by this recall.
According to the recall documents from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), long-term exposure to certain environmental and winter-time road and treatment conditions can lead to the corrosion on the surface of the unanodized brake caliper piston bore. This can then impede the piston’s clearance within the bore.
Accordingly, BMW North America will notify affected owners, and BMW dealers will replace the front and rear brake calipers, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin October 4, 2019.
Concerned BMW owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.