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Motorcycle Recall - BMW Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  17V502000
Component:  Structure
Manufacturer:  BMW of North America, LLC
Recall Date: 08/14/2017
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,368
Defect Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2017 R NINE T motorcycles. The bolts that connect the right-side swingarm pivot pin to the frame may loosen.
Consequence Summary:
If the right-side pivot pin loosens, the handling and stability of the motorcycle may be affected, increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will remove the pivot pin bolts, clean, and re-install them with the proper torque after applying a thread locking adhesive, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 9, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or by email at CustomerRelations@bmwmotorcycles.com.

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