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BMW Recalls 43,426 Motorcycles Due to Rear Wheel Mounting Issues

BMW Recalls 43,426 Motorcycles Due to Rear Wheel Mounting Issues
2009 BMW R1200RT

BMW Motorrad has recalled 43,426 of various 2006-2011 model-year motorcycles due to possible cracks on the rear-wheel mounting flange.

BMW says the rear wheel mounting flange may crack if the rear wheel mounting bolts are overtightened on the following models:

  • 2006 HP2 ENDURO
  • 2008-2009 HP2 MEGAMOTO
  • 2008-2010 HP2 SPORT
  • 2006-2008 K 1200 GT
  • 2006-2008 K 1200 R
  • 2007 K 1200 R SPORT
  • 2005-2008 K 1200 S
  • 2009-2010 K 1300 GT
  • 2010-2011 K 1300 R
  • 2009-2011 K 1300 S
  • 2005-2010 R 1200 GS
  • 2006-2010 R 1200 GS ADVENTURE
  • 2007-2010 R 1200 R
  • 2005-2010 R 1200 RT
  • 2007 R 1200 S
  • 2005-2007 R 1200 ST

 

BMW reports that If the rear wheel mounting flange cracks, the mounting bolts may loosen and the rear wheel may not remain secured to the motorcycle, causing a loss of stability and increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW says it will notify owners, and dealers will replace the existing aluminum rear wheel flange with a steel one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 21, 2015. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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