RECALL NEWS: BMW Recalls 43,426 Motorcycles For Faulty Rear Wheel Flange

BMW will begin recall of multiple models beginning April 21, 2015.

The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: March 11, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V141000
Component(s): Wheels
Potential Number of Units Affected: 43,426
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

The 2010 HP2 Sport is one of 16 BMW models being recalled.

THE RECALL: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 R1200GS and R1200RT, 2006-2010 R1200GS Adventure, 2007-2010 R1200R, 2007 R1200S and K1200R Sport, 2005-2007 R1200ST, 2008-2009 HP2 Megamoto, 2006 HP2 Enduro, 2008-2010 HP2 Sport, 2005-2008 K1200S, 2006-2008 K1200R, K1200GT, 2009-2011 K1300S, 2010-2011 K1300R, and 2009-2010 K1300GT motorcycles. In the affected motorcycles, the rear wheel mounting flange may crack if the rear wheel mounting bolts are over tightened.

2008 R1200GS

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the rear wheel mounting flange cracks, the mounting bolts may loosen and the rear wheel may not remain secured to the motorcycle, causing a loss of stability and increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the existing aluminum rear wheel flange with a steel one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 21, 2015. 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.

The 2010 HP2 Sport is one of 16 BMW models being recalled.
2008 R1200GS