April 27, 2012
Irvine, CA - Industry News from BMW
BMW of North America is recalling certain 2012 S 1000 RR sportbikes due to possibly loose connecting rods in the engine. The potential number of units affected is 1,414.
Due to a manufacturing error, the connecting rod bolts may become loose during high engine temperatures and/or high engine operating speeds, which could result in catastrophic engine damage. In the event of engine damage, escaping oil could cause handling issues, increasing the risk of a crash.
The recall affects models manufactured from Sept. 1, 2011, through April 10.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the connecting rod bolts free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May.