Motorcycle Recall - BMW Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V438000
Component: Suspension
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
Recall Date: 07/10/2017
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,626
Defect Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2017 BMW R1200GS and BMW R1200GS Adventure motorcycles. The motorcycle fixed fork tube may separate from the pressed in seal plug that secures the tube to the upper triple clamp.
Consequence Summary:
If the fork tube detaches from the sealing plug, the handling and stability of the motorcycle will be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will add an additional fixed fork tube bush. A fork that is sufficiently damaged will be replaced with a modified new part. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 1, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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