BMW Recall 9,392 motorcycles due to increased the risk of a crash

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 21, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –

BMW Recall: Front Brake Calipers May Leak/FMVSS 122

Overtime, a leaking front brake caliper can reduce the amount of brake fluid in the reservoir. Low volume could affect brake performance, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V476000

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC


Potential Number of Units Affected: 9,392

BMW R 1250 GS 2019 – 2020
BMW R 1250 GS ADVENTURE 2019 – 2020
BMW R 1250 RT 2019 – 2020
BMW S 1000 RR 2020
BMW S 1000 XR 2020

Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019-2020 R 1250 GS, GS Adventure and R 1250 RT, 2020 S 1000 RR and S 1000 XR motorcycles. The front brake calipers may leak brake fluid when parked. As such, these motorcycles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 122, “Motorcycle Brake Systems.”

Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary, replace the front brake calipers with an improved version, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 6, 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

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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