BMW of North America has issued a recall with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for 2012 BMW S1000RR motorcycles manufactured between September 1, 2011 and April 10, 2012. According to the recall, a manufacturing error may allow the connecting rod bolts to loosen during high engine temperatures and/or high engine speeds potentially causing “catastrophic engine damage.” Such damage may allow oil to escape and result in handling issues and risk of a crash.
The safety recall is expected to begin in May 2012 with BMW notifying owners and replacing the connecting rod bolts free of charge. Owners may contact BMW Customer Relations and Services at 1-800-525-7417 or the NHTSA Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 12V177000