BMW Recalls 2013 R1200GS Motorcycles

1,420 units recalled for potential seal failure that may result in transmission oil leaking onto the rear tire

Report filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: APR 18, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V211000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,420


BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013 R 1200 GS motorcycles manufactured November 2012 through August 2013. Pressure inside the transmission may cause the transmission output seal to be pushed out of place.


If the output seal ring is pushed out of its proper position, oil may leak from the transmission onto the rear tire, increasing the risk of a crash.


BMW will notify owners, and dealers will fit a bracket to prevent the transmission seal from being pushed out of position, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.


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 the NHTSA's website HERE.