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BMW recently recalled 15,532 US motorcycles from its K 1200 and R 1200 series for model years 2007 to 2009 for defects that could cause the front wheel brakes to fail. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that a flaw in the routing of the brake lines can be exacerbated during riding.

A June 15 letter from BMW’s general manager for safety engineering to NHTSA stated that "rear brakes are available and are capable of slowing and stopping the motorcycle" in the event that the line routing defect causes the brake line to split and leak fluid leading to possible brake failure. In addition, BMW also recalled its R 1200 series GS Adventure motorcycles for model years 2005 to 2007 for the potential of bolts that attach to the fuel tanks coming loose.

If you own one of these motorcycles please bring it immediately to your dealer for repairs.

Sheller, P.C. is interested in speaking with those that have been hurt resulting from a brake failure of one of these models.

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  1. Gravatar for Sharon Hill

    We have a K 1200 BMW with supposedly a superior brake system. It went out after 36,000 miles last year, fortunately with only my husband on a low-speed street in our development. BMW refused to pay for its replacement cost of $2,500, since it is a 2006 bike and beyond the 3-year warranty.

    We will NEVER purchase another BMW bike again. They do not stand behind their products, and we will not put our lives into their hands again.

    Sharon Hill


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