December 17, 2002
BMW Has Recalled the 2003 R1100 S , R1150GS , R1150GS ADV , R1150R , R1150RS
, R1150RT Motorcycles
- BMW Has Recalled the 2003 R1100 S , R1150GS , R1150GS ADV , R1150R ,
R1150RS , R1150RT Motorcycles because of a potential for the rear wheel to
Number of Units Affected: 515
Manufactured: 09/2002 - 10/2002
ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE 3RD AND 4TH TRANSMISSION
GEAR (SHIFT) WHEELS MAY NOT BE SECURELY SEATED ON THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT.
CONSEQUENTLY, WHEN ATTEMPTING TO SHIFT FROM 5TH TO 6TH GEAR, ENGAGEMENT OF
THE TWO GEARS MAY OCCUR SIMULTANEOUSLY.
IF THIS HAPPENS, THE GEAR WHEELS COULD CRACK RESULTING IN A LOSS OF
TRANSMISSION CAPABILITY, OR, A LOCK OF TRANSMISSION COULD OCCUR. THE REAR
WHEEL COULD LOCK WHICH, DEPENDING UPON TRAFFIC AND ROAD CONDITIONS, AND THE
RIDER'S REACTION, COULD AFFECT THE STABILITY OF THE MOTORCYCLE.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE MOTORCYCLES AND REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION GEAR BOX
IF NECESSARY. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 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, OPTION #4.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V319000.
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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