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Motorcycle Recall - BMW Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  16V948000
Component:  Suspension
Manufacturer:  BMW of North America, LLC
Recall Date: 12/30/2016
Potential Number of Units Affected: 21
Defect Summary:
BMW North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 S 1000 RR motorcycles manufactured June 8, 2016, to November 16, 2016, and 2017 S 1000 R motorcycles manufactured on October 12, 2016. One of the bolts on the rear suspension deflection lever may loosen and adversely affect the handling of the motorcycle.
Consequence Summary:
If the bolt loosens and affects the motorcycle's handling, there may be an increased risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the bolts and tighten them to the proper specifications, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 10, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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