Automobile, truck, RV and SUV recalls find their way onto news programs continually. However, it is unusual to hear of recalls on motorcycles. This is curious, especially considering that each year notices are issued on many models for problems ranging from faulty fuel pumps to pinched brake lines and electronic problems. Recalls are very costly to manufacturers, and are generally due either to a design or manufacture defect.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2013, 4,668 people died in motorcycle accidents, and 88,000 were injured. Certainly not all of these are related to manufacture. Accidents can be attributed to many causes, ranging from inclement weather, road hazards, drunk driving, and other drivers. But some are most definitely caused by manufacturing defects.
It is not difficult to imagine that a pinched brake line can be a serious safety concern. If an accident occurs and someone is injured as a result of such a defect, grounds for a lawsuit exist. The personal injury attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP have a long record of successfully representing clients who have been injured in accidents due to faulty design/workmanship.
The following are recalls that have been ordered for motorcycles in recent years.
2015 RECALL – REAR WHEEL FLANGE
Bolt holding rear wheel flange can be over-fastened, cause the wheel to be unsecured, and lead to crash. Recall affects include model years 2005 to 2010 R1200GS and R1200RT motorcycles, model years 2006 to 2010 R1200GS Adventure and model years 2007 to 2010 R1200R, 2007 R1200S and K1200R Sport.
2013 MODEL YEAR RECALL BMW R1200GS – TRANSMISSION OUTPUT SEAL
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a recall notice for certain 2013 BMW R1200GS motorcycles due to an issue with the transmission output seal.
2013 MODEL YEAR RECALL FOR SIDE-STRAND SWITCH DEFECT
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a recall for certain 2013 model-year BMW motorcycles due to a potential issue with the side-stand switch.
2013 MODEL YEAR RECALL BMW R1200GS – LOOSE FORK LOCKIING BOLT
BMW issued a recall for its redesigned 2013 R1200GS, with concerns over a loose fork locking bolt.
2012-2013 MODEL YEAR RECALL BMW S1000RR – LOOSE SIDE-STAND BOLT
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a recall for certain 2012-2013 model year BMW S1000RR motorcycles for potential loose side-stand bolt.
2012 MODEL YEAR RECALL BMW K1600GT, GTL – THROTTLE CONTROL VALVE
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a recall notice for certain 2012 model year BMW K1600GT and GTL motorcycles due to a potential throttle control valve issue.
2010-2013 MODEL YEARS RECALL BMW S10000RR & R1200R – OHLINS STEERING DAMPER BRACKET
Recall affects models: 2010-2011 S1000RR, R1200R, 2012-2013 S1000RR
2009-2010 MODEL YEAR RECALL BMW K1300 S and GT – THROTTLE BODIES
BMW recalled some 2009-210 K1300 S and GT motorcycles for possible small deposits within the throttle bodies, which caused the engine to stall at low rpm range.
2007-2008 BMW K1200 – FRONT BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR
Certain 2007-2008 model year BMW K1200S, K1200R and K1200R Sport motorcycles recalled for a potential issue with the front brake fluid reservoir.
2006-2009 MODEL YEARS RECALL – BRAKE LINE
Recall affects models: 2007-2009 model years of the R1200GS, GS Adventure, R, RT and ST versions of the Boxer lineup, along with the K1200GT.
RECALL BMW S1000 & HP2 - Fuel Pump Flange
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a recall notice for certain BMW K-series, R-series, S1000 and HP2 motorcycles for a potential fuel pump flange issue.