October 30, 2001
Bayerische Motoren Werke Recalls 1999 BMW R1100 S
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting
1999 BMW R1100 S models motorcycles manufactured between
April 1998 - April 1999.
On certain motorcycles, the flexible fuel hose leading
from the fuel distributor can chafe against the rigid lines of the fuel feed
and the return lines. Continued chafing of the hose can lead to fuel
leakage. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result
in a fire.
Dealers will replace the right side flexible hose with a
hose that has a braided cover to prevent chafing. The manufacturer has
reported that owner notification is expected to 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.01V272]
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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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