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BMW issues a recall for certain 2007-2008 models

October 16, 2012

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     BMW / K1200 R     2007-2008
     BMW / K1200 R SPORT     2007-2008
     BMW / K1200 S     2007-2008
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC Report Receipt Date: OCT 05, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V487000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,062
Summary:
 BMW is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 K1200 S, K1200 R, and K1200 R Sport motorcycles. In certain riding conditions, the brake fluid in the front brake fluid reservoir can foam.
Consequence:
 Brake fluid that foams could lead to a reduced braking capability of the front brake system, possibly resulting in a crash.
Remedy:
 The front brake fluid reservoir will be retrofitted with a screen insert, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during November 2012. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
Notes:
 This recall is an expansion of safety recall 09V-202. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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