BMW K 1600 GT 2020: POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

Make : BMW Model : K 1600 GT Year : 2020
Build Dates : 2019-09-26 - 2019-09-26
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 19V692000
Date Owner's Notified: 2020-03-11 Date Received by ODI: 2019-10-01 Date Added to Database: 2019-10-02
Manufacturers Involved: BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4672
Summary:
      BMW of North America, LLC "BMW" is recalling certain 2017-2020 K 1600 GT and 2018-2020 K 1600 GTL and K 1600 B motorcycles. Certain transmission parts may not have been produced to the appropriate hardness level. This could affect the function of the transmission, possibly causing double engagement of two gears and/or the damage of transmission parts.
Consequence:
      Double gear engagement or transmission damage can cause the rear wheel to lock up, affecting the vehicle stability and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shift forks, the selector sleeve of 5th/6th gear and the gear wheel of 6th gear, free of charge. Interim letters notifying owners of the safety risk was mailed November 1, 2019. A second letter will be sent once the remedy is available. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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 www.safercar.gov.