Öhlins Racing AB is recalling certain steering dampers sold for BMW S1000RR and R1200R motorcycles in the USA (NHTSA Cammpaign Number 13E034000). The dampers were manufactured with an incorrectly machined bracket which may crack. This crack could cause the steering to lock at low speed leading to a crash and injury. There are 801 units potentially affected by this recall.
Öhlins will notify its distributors and provide customers with a new bracket. The recall is expected to begin in this month. Owners may contact Öhlins USA at 828-692-4525 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).