BMW R850R Recall - BMW R1100R Recall
These recalls are presented as a public safety resource. For more
information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the
Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.
R850R Years: 1996-1997 BMW R1100R Years: 1995-1997
Number Involved: 2,000
Manufacture: October 1994 - August 1996
NHTSA Recall No.: 97V237
Description of Defect: A sheet metal plate
mounted to the front of the frame below the instrument cluster can cause
the wiring harness to be stretched too tight as the handlebar is turned
fully to one side. Also, the wiring harness was attached to another
harness with a cable tie that is placed too far forward, limiting the
amount of free movement of the handlebar.
Consequence of Defect: The
harness wires can be damaged, break, or pull out of the ignition switch.
If the harness wires were damaged, but not broken or disconnected, the
electrical system could be affected while the motorcycle was being
ridden. Operation of the engine would be affected and intermittent
conditions such as hesitation, misfiring, or "cutting out"
Corrective Action: Dealers will relocate the cable tie
further back so that the ignition switch wiring harness has sufficient
freedom of movement. If the wiring harness is found to be damaged, the
ignition switch (with harness) will be replaced.
Owner notification is expected to begin by the end of February 1998.
Note: Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an
agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117, Option #5.
NHTSA said it is publicizing the recalls
to alert consumers about safety problems and encourages them to take
action. Under federal law, safety problems must be remedied without cost
to consumers. Currently, 70 percent of the owners of vehicles with
safety problems have the recall work performed.
NHTSA said manufacturers are required to
mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety
defect or noncompliance with federal safety standards is found. The
agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the
manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair
work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to