BMW Recalls RnineT Motorcycles for Swingarm Pivot Pin That May Loosen

Bolts that connect the right-side swingarm pivot pin to the frame may loosen on late-model RnineT motorcycles.

2017 BMW RnineT motorcycle recall
Bolts that connect the right-side swingarm pivot pin to the frame may loosen on 2014-2017 RnineT motorcycles.BMW

The following motorcycle recall report is filed with the NHTSA:
Report Receipt Date: August 14, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V502000
Component(s): Structure
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,368
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

THE RECALL: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2017 R NINE T motorcycles. The bolts that connect the right-side swingarm pivot pin to the frame may loosen.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the right-side pivot pin loosens, the handling and stability of the motorcycle may be affected, increase the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will remove the pivot pin bolts, clean, and re-install them with the proper torque after applying a thread locking adhesive, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 9, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or by email at CustomerRelations@bmwmotorcycles.com.

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.