BMW Recall 08V342000

NHTSA Campaign ID Component Manufacturer Recall Date Units Potentially Affected
08V342000 Steering BMW of North America, LLC 07/14/2008 428
Defect Summary
BMW is recalling 428 model year 2007 F800S, F800ST, R1200R, K1200S, K1200R, K1200R Sport, and K1200GT motorcycles. It is possible for the coating to separate from the inside face of the steering damper housing. If this happened, the coating could partially clog the oil bores within the damper.
Consequence Summary
If this occurred, the steering damper could become stiff increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary
Dealers will replace the steering damper free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during July 2008. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.

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