BMW Recalls 2012 S1000RR Sportbikes

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2012 BMW S 1000 RR Motorcycle Recall

BMW has recalled 1,414 of its S1000RR sportbikes due to connecting rod issues. BMW says the 2012 models affected were built from Sept. 1, 2011, through April 10, 2012.

BMW says due to a manufacturing error, the connecting rod bolts may become loose during high engine temperatures, and/or high-engine operating speeds that could result in catastrophic engine damage.

In the event of engine damage, escaping oil may cause handling issues, increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the connecting rod bolts free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during May, 2012.

Owners may contact BMW Customer Relations and Services at 1-800-525-7417.

Customers may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or vister safercar.gov.