BMW of North America has recalled certain motorcycles and scooters due to corroding brake caliper pistons. BMW says that the front and rear brake caliper pistons may corrode.
The corrosion may in turn possibly cause the piston to stick or drag in the caliper’s bore. There were at least two reports of crashes in Great Britain from sticking brake caliper pistons.
Not only have the bikes been recalled but new sales have been stopped until the problem is corrected. A total of 5,938 motorcycles/scooters are affected.
The affected models are:
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BMW will notify owners of affected machines and will replace the front and rear brake calipers free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 4, 2019. Owners of affected machines may contact BMW Customer Service at (800) 525-7417. They may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 424-9153 and cite recall 19V593000.
If you’ve ever wondered what a recall notice from a manufacturer looks like, we’ve cut and pasted the NHTSA form that BMW filed.