BMW recalling R1200GS models for transmission seal repair

Publish Date: 
May 28, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - BMW of North America is recalling certain model year 2013 R 1200 GS motorcycles, because pressure inside the transmission may cause the output seal to be pushed out of place.

If the output seal ring is pushed out of position, oil may leak from the transmission onto the rear tire, increasing the risk of a crash, according to NHTSA.

About 1,420 bikes, manufactured from November 2012 through August 2013, are affected, BMW said. Dealers are asked to fit a bracket to prevent the transmission seal from being pushed out of position. 

BMW is notifying owners. The recall is scheduled to start in June.

Posted by Mary Slepicka