BMW Recall 08V290000

NHTSA Campaign ID Component Manufacturer Recall Date Units Potentially Affected
08V290000 Power Train: Manual Transmission Piaggio USA, INC. 06/16/2008 46
Defect Summary
BMW is recalling 46 model year 2008 R1200R, R1200GS, and R1200GS Adventure motorcycles. Due to a material defect in the intermediate shaft of the transmission, the shaft could break. If this occurred, it is possible for the transmission to seize.
Consequence Summary
If this happened, lock-up of the rear tire could occur. It is also possible for the transmission housing to break. If this happened, oil could leak onto the rear wheel. Failure to observe the following precautions, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the rider’s reactions, could increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary
Dealers will replace the gearbox. The recall is expected to begin during July 2008. Owners should contact BMW at 1-800-331-1117.

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