January 23, 2001
2000 BMW R1200C Motorcycle Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 2000 BMW
R1200C motorcycle. The affected models were manufactured between September 1999 and
On certain motorcycles, the seat backrest
can be adjusted to two positions, horizontal or vertical. In the horizontal position, the
backrest acts as a seat cushion for a rear passenger. In the vertical position, it is used
as a backrest for the driver.
It is possible for the leaf spring mounting
bracket, if overloaded with the backrest in the vertical position, to crack or break. If
the bracket were to break, the backrest would detach from its mount.
1,636 motorcycles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the backrest with one
containing the original-design mounting bracket.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification is expected to begin during December 2000/January 2001. Owners who do not
receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V289]
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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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