BMW recalls 40,000 motorcycles to replace rear wheel flange
A problem with the rear wheels on a wide variety of BMW motorcycles has prompted them to issue a recall for 43,426 vehicles. In conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),recall campaign number 15V141000 has been issued. The recall notice states that on affected motorcycles, the rear wheel flange threaded holes can crack if the wheel bolts are tightened beyond the specified torque limit when reinstalled after a service procedure. BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the existing aluminum rear wheel flange with a steel one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 21, 2015.
Please follow the links below view the official documents associated with the recall:
Recall acknowledgement letter: RCAK-15V141-4032.pdf
Defect Notice Report 573: RCLRPT-15V141-9082.PDF
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