Recall News: BMW Recalls Late-Model S1000RR and S1000R Motorcycles for Suspension Issue

A potential loose suspension bolt could cause a crash on 21 BMW sportbikes.

BMW recalls S1000RR and S1000R motorcycles
One of the bolts on the rear suspension deflection lever on late-model S1000RR and S1000R motorcycles may loosen and adversely affect handling.Photo: BMW
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: December 30, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V948000
Component(s): Suspension
Potential Number of Units Affected: 21
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

THE RECALL: BMW North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 S 1000 RR motorcycles manufactured from 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.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the bolt loosens and affects the motorcycle's handling, there may be an increased risk of a crash.

THE FIX: 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.

MORE RECALL INFORMATION: 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 safercar.gov.