BMW Recall of certain K 1600 motorcycles

191021 BMW Recall - 2020-BMW-K1600GT [678]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 21, 2019 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –

BMW Recall: Transmission may Cause Rear Wheel to Lock up

Double gear engagement or transmission damage can cause the rear wheel to lock up, affecting the vehicle stability and increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V692000

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

Components: POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,672

MAKE MODEL MODEL YEAR(S)
BMW K 1600 GT 2017 – 2020
BMW K 1600 GTL 2018 – 2020
BMW K 1600 B 2018 – 2020

Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017-2020 K 1600 GT and 2018-2020 K 1600 GTL and K 1600 B motorcycles. Certain transmission parts may not have been produced to the appropriate hardness level. This could affect the function of the transmission, possibly causing double engagement of two gears and/or the damage of transmission parts.

Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shift forks, the selector sleeve of 5th/6th gear and the gear wheel of 6th gear, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 17, 2019. 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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