Recall Notice for BMW K1200 Models

October 16, 2012
Byron Wilson
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2007 BMW K1200R
2007 BMW K1200R Sport
2007 BMW K1200R (above) and the 2007 K1200R Sport (below) are two bikes potentially affected by the recall.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently issued a recall notice for 2007-2008 model year BMW K1200R, K1200R Sport and K1200S motorcycles due to a potential issue with the front brake fluid reservoir.

According to the NHTSA release, “In certain riding conditions, the brake fluid in the front brake fluid reservoir can foam,” an issue that “could lead to a reduced braking capability of the front brake system, possibly resulting in a crash.

2,062 units are potentially affected by the recall. The front brake fluid reservoir on affected units will be retrofitted with a screen insert, free of charge.

Owners may contact BMW direct at 1-800-525-7417 or email the company at  Owners may also contact the NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to The NHTSA campaign number for this recall is 12V487000.

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