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November 8, 2000

1998-2000 BMW K1200RS Motorcycles Recalled

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting model years 1998-2000 BMW K1200RS motorcycles, manufactured between February 1997 - August 1999.

On certain motorcycles, a spring-loaded thermostatic element in the oil thermostat housing is held in place by a cover that is retained by a snap ring. The snap ring may not have been properly installed during production. During vehicle operation, the snap ring could unseat, allowing the cover to loosen or detach, resulting in loss of the entire oil volume.

Engine damage could occur if the engine is not immediately switched off. In addition, oil could travel along the engine cover and ultimately contact the rear tire, reducing its traction and affecting the stability of the motorcycle, possibly resulting in a crash and personal injury.

2,368 motorcycles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will inspect the snap ring installation and if the snap ring is not fully seated, the complete oil pump intermediate flange will be replaced.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began during October 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117, Option #5.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V264]

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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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