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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 BMW R100RT-P, manufactured between October 1997 - December 2000.

On certain 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.

990 motorcycles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will 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. 01V198]

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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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!

How many did you hear about?

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