BMW Recall of certain 2016-2017 S 1000 RR motorcycles

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 24, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

BMW Recall: Motorcycle Rear Suspension Bolt may Loosen

If the bolt loosens and affects the motorcycle’s handling, there may be an increased risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V948000

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

Components: SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected: 21

Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
BMW S 1000 R 2017
BMW S 1000 RR 2016 – 2017

Summary: BMW North America, LLC (BMW Recall) of certain model year 2016-2017 S 1000 RR motorcycles manufactured June 8, 2016, to November 16, 2016, and 2017 S 1000 R motorcycles manufactured on October 12, 2016. One of the bolts on the rear suspension deflection lever may loosen and adversely affect the handling of the motorcycle.

Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the bolts and tighten them to the proper specifications, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 10, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 

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