2007 BMW K1200 R SPORT Service Brakes, Hydraulic Fluid Recall

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2007 BMW K1200 R SPORT Service Brakes, Hydraulic Fluid Recall

 NHTSA Recall #72336
NHTSA Compaign #07V466000
MFG Compaign #
 ModelK1200 R SPORT
 Model Year2007
 Date of notification14/12/07
 Begin date of manufacuring23/06/05
 End date of manufacturing19/07/07
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received02/10/07
 Report created04/10/07
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units510
 Defect summaryOn certain motorcycles, during long periods of riding at sustained high engine rpm, vibration within the brake fluid reservoir can cause the brake fluid to foam. This could allow air to enter the front brake system which could lead to a loss of front braking efficiency.
 Consequence summaryAir in the brake system can lead to a loss of braking capability, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionDealers will bleed the front brakes and install a damper weight in the brake fluid reservoir. This weight will dampen possible vibrations that can cause foaming of the brake fluid. The recall began on december 14, 2007. Owners may contact bmw at 1-800-831-1117.
 Recall notesCustomers 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 http://www. Safercar. Gov.

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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