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