BMW G650X COUNTRY 2007: SUSPENSION:REAR

Make : BMW Model : G650X COUNTRY Year : 2007
Build Dates : 2007-02-20 - 2007-03-21
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V111000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-04-01 Date Received by ODI: 2008-03-11 Date Added to Database: 2008-03-11
Manufacturers Involved: BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 744
Summary:
      BMW IS RECALLING 744 MY 2007 G650X CHALLENGER AND COUNTRY MOTORCYCLES. THE MOTORCYCLES MAY HAVE HAD THE WRONG CIRCULAR CLIP INSTALLED ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE REAR WHEEL BEARING GUIDE. THIS CIRCLIP CAN RUB AGAINST A SPACER BUSHING, CREATING METAL SHAVINGS WHICH MAY ENTER THE WHEEL BEARING, CAUSING IT TO FAIL AND THE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM "ABS" MAY MALFUNCTION. THIS WOULD BE INDICATED BY ILLUMINATION OF THE ABS WARNING LAMP.
Consequence:
      IF THIS HAPPENED, THE BRAKES WOULD REMAIN FULLY AVAILABLE TO SLOW AND STOP THE MOTORCYCLE. DEPENDING ON TRAFFIC AND ROAD CONDITIONS AS WELL AS A RIDER'S REACTIONS, COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL CHECK AND INSTALL A CORRECT CIRCLIP, ALONG WITH A NEW SPACER BUSHING, WHEEL BEARINGS, AND SHAFT SEALING RINGS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN DURING APRIL 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.