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August 30, 2001

1998-1999 BMW R1200C Motorcycle Recalled

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting BMW R1200C motorcycles, manufactured between June 1997 - June 1998.

On certain motorcycles with chrome-plated frames, copper residue can remain in the tapped hole where the upper fork bridge attaches to the frame. Moisture can cause corrosion to occur between the copper residue and the aluminum frame. The stress of the connecting bolt attaching the upper fork to the frame could then decrease, leading to loosening, and ultimately, breakage of the bolt. If this happened, the dynamic stability of the motorcycle would be affected and a loss of control could occur.

3,342 motorcycles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will ream the hole in the frame head and install a thread insert and a new bolt.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to 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. 01V217]

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list 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 
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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