WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 27, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –
Improper brake system maintenance could affect braking performance and increase the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V166000
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 365
|BMW||R 1250 GS||2019 – 2020|
|BMW||R 1250 GS ADVENTURE||2019 – 2020|
|BMW||R 1250 R||2020|
|BMW||R 1250 RS||2020|
|BMW||R 1250 RT||2019 – 2020|
|BMW||R NINE T||2018 – 2020|
|BMW||R NINE T PURE||2019 – 2020|
|BMW||R NINE T RACER||2018|
|BMW||R NINE T SCRAMBLER||2018 – 2020|
Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018-2020 RnineT Scrambler and RnineT, 2020 R1250R and R1250RS, 2019-2020 Rnine T Pure, R1250GS,R1250GS Adventure and R1250RT and 2018 RnineT Racer motorcycles. The brake fluid reservoir cap may not clearly state the required type of brake fluid and the process for filling the reservoir, possibly leading to an improper maintenance procedure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 122, “Motorcycle Brake Systems.”
Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake fluid reservoir cap, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 11, 2020. 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