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.
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.
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!
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