2012-2013 BMW S1000RR Recall Notice

December 27, 2012
Byron Wilson
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall notice for certain 2012-2013 model year BMW S1000RR motorcycles due to a possible issue with side-stand attachment bolts. There are potentially 2,385 units affected in the recall.

The bikes, manufactured from September 2011 through December 2012, may have side-stand attachment bolts that could start to loosen, leading to the risk of the stand separating from the frame of the motorcycle and causing the bike to fall.

BMW will notify owners of affected models and dealers will “clean the side-stand mounting plate threads and replace the side-stand mounting plate bolts, free of charge,” according to the NHTSA report. Owners can contact BMW direct by phone at 1-800-525-7417 or by email at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

Additional information can be found on the NHTSA website at www.safecar.gov, or by calling the Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236. The NHTSA Campaign ID number for the 2012-2013 BMW S1000RR recall is 12V585000.

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