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June 4, 2002

BMW Has Recalled The 2003 F650CS Motorcycle

(SafetyAlerts) -  BMW Has Recalled the 2003 F650CS Motorcycle because of a potential for the loss of braking.

Number of Units Affected: 522

Manufactured: 01/2002 - 04/2002

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTORCYCLES. THE SCREWS THAT ATTACH THE REAR BRAKE CALIPER TO THE REAR SWING ARM WERE NOT TIGHTENED CORRECTLY DURING ASSEMBLY. THE SCREWS COULD LOOSEN DURING VEHICLE OPERATION AND EVENTUALLY FALL OUT ALLOWING THE REAR CALIPER TO SEPARATE FROM ITS MOUNT.

Consequence Summary:
IF THE CALIPER BECOMES TRAPPED BETWEEN THE REAR WHEEL AND THE SWING ARM, IT COULD DISCONNECT FROM THE BRAKE LINE, RESULTING IN A LOSS OF REAR BRAKING CAPABILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL CHECK THE TORQUE OF THE REAR BRAKE CALIPER ATTACHMENT SCREWS AND RETIGHTEN THEM TO THE PROPER VALUE IF NECESSARY. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V140000
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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 
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!

How many did you hear about?

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