Apil 12, 2001
2001 BMW F650 GS Motorcycles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 2001 BMW
F650 GS motorcycles. The affected motorcycles were manufactured between March and
On these motorcycles, under certain riding
conditions when the rear brake and the throttle are applied simultaneously, the rear brake
caliper support could bend, leading to contact between the brake hose connecting piece on
the rear caliper and the swing arm. Brake fluid leakage from the caliper could occur,
resulting in loss of rear braking capability.
1,183 motorcycles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will inspect the rear brake caliper
support and, if it is bent, will replace the swing arm, together with the caliper and
brake hose, if necessary. If the support is not bent, it will be reinforced with a plastic
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification was to begin during March 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy
within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V-047]
Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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