October 6, 2001
BMW R1150GS Motorcycles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting
2000-2002 BMW R1150GS
manufactured between May 1999 - June 2001.
On certain motorcycles, the distance between the brake line and the
speedometer drive cable could be too small. Due to compression and rebound
of the fork, the speedometer cable could contact and chafe the brake line.
Brake fluid leakage could occur, resulting in a loss of front braking
capability. If this happened, depending on traffic conditions and the
rider's reactions, a crash could occur.
Dealers will measure the distance between the front brake line and
speedometer cable. The brake line will be replaced if the distance to the
speedometer cable is found to be too small or if it is damaged. A new
protective sleeve will be installed on the speedometer cable near the front
fender. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification will begin
during September 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117, Option #5.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V246]
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
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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