BMW of North America issues a Recall for 43,426 motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 27, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject: Rear Wheel Mounting Flange may Crack

Report Receipt Date: MAR 11, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V141000
Component(s): WHEELS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 43,426

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make


HP2 MEGAMOTO 2008-2009

HP2 SPORT 2008-2010

K 1200 GT 2006-2008

K 1200 R 2006-2008

K 1200 R SPORT 2007

K 1200 S 2005-2008

K 1300 GT 2009-2010

K 1300 R 2010-2011

K 1300 S 2009-2011

R 1200 GS 2005-2010

R 1200 GS ADVENTURE 2006-2010

R 1200 R 2007-2010

R 1200 RT 2005-2010

R 1200 S 2007

R 1200 ST 2005-2007


Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC


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 overtightened.


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.


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.


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

Mine is a 2011 GSA but I'm still going to check with my dealer on this.  I did an inspection of my flange that day before I went to Taste of Dakar and it looked great.

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