BMW Recalls R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure Motorcycles

Certain BMW ADV bikes manufactured from 2014 to 2017 are on the recall list for a suspension defect.

BMW motorcycle recall
The fixed fork tube on 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 BMW R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure ADV motorcycles may separate from the pressed in seal plug that secures the tube to the upper triple clamp. If this happens, handling and stability while riding could be affected.BMW

The following report is filed with the NHTSA:
Report Receipt Date: July 10, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V438000
Component(s): Suspension
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,626
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

THE RECALL: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2017 BMW R1200GS and BMW R1200GS Adventure motorcycles. The motorcycle fixed fork tube may separate from the pressed in seal plug that secures the tube to the upper triple clamp.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the fork tube detaches from the sealing plug, the handling and stability of the motorcycle will be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will add an additional fixed fork tube bush. A fork that is sufficiently damaged will be replaced with a modified new part. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 1, 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.