August 30, 2001
1998-2001 BMW R100RT-P Motorcycle Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting
manufactured between October 1997 - December 2000.
police motorcycles equipped with Dunlop Sportmax A rear tires, size 160/60
ZR18, it is possible that areas of reduced adhesion on the tread reinforcing
cushion strips may have resulted during production of the tires. This could
lead to localized separations and blisters where the tread joins the
sidewall. If this problem occurs, the rider may notice a vibration of the
rear tire and, depending on the degree of blistering, vehicle handling could
also be affected. Continued operation of the vehicle could lead to further
weakening of the sidewall area and cause a further deterioration of vehicle
handling. The tires may have been installed on some of the vehicles as
replacement equipment. The campaign is limited to Sportmax A rear tires
having date stamps of 189, 199, or 209.
motorcycles are affected by this recall.
inspect the rear tire for the production date. If an affected tire is found,
it will be replaced.
The manufacturer has reported
that owner notification will begin during July 2001. Owners who do not
receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at
1-800-831-1117, Option #4.
[NHTSA Recall No.
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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