August 13, 2022

BMW Australia has issued a security recall for his or her 2018-2020 K1600 over a problem which might the again finish to drop.

The official discover says a producer defect within the pivot struts that join the rear suspension to the body could break. 

It sounds fairly catastrophic and harmful to us, however it’s important to admit, the wording of the recall discover is slightly twee given the gravity of the state of affairs.

“This might trigger the rear of the bike to drop on to the tyre, leading to heavy deceleration of the rear wheel and instability for the rider,” the discover says.

“Heavy deceleration and instability might trigger the rider to lose management and doubtlessly crash leading to critical damage or loss of life.”

House owners ought to contact their BMW Motorrad supplier for the alternative of the pivot strut freed from cost or contact BMW Group Buyer Interplay Centre utilizing [email protected] or by telephone on 1800 813 299.

VINs (Car identification numbers) of the 106 affected bikes might be downloaded right here and right here.

That is the primary recall for BMW Australia this yr after three remembers final yr when there have been 46 security remembers, the best quantity monitored since 2009.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS

Although producers and importers often contact house owners when a recall is issued, the bike could have been offered privately to a rider unknown to the corporate.

Due to this fact, Bike Author publishes all motorbike and scooter remembers as a service to all riders.

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In the event you imagine there’s an endemic drawback along with your bike that must be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

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