Recall: BMW C600 Sport and C650 GT

BMW Australia Ltd.—C 600 Sport & C 650 GT – Timing Chain Tensioner

PRA number: 2014/14224
Date published: 23rd July 2014

Product description

  • C 600 Sport (K18)
  • C 650 GT (K19)

Identifying features

CPA No. 43986 – 995400. C 600 Sport & C 650 GT

What are the defects?

Due to a manufacturing defect the timing-chain tensioner is subject to wear. Gradually the timing chain may no longer be adequately tensioned and could slip it’s sprockets, causing the engine to stall.

Recall: BMW R1200RT Motorcycles

BMW Australia Ltd — R1200RT Motorcycles

PRA number: 2014/14163
Date published: 18th June 2014

Product information

Product description


Identifying features

Model No: 0A03/0A13 K52 R 1200 RT

What are the defects?

It cannot be ruled out that the piston rod of the rear spring strut, in connection with the Dynamic ESA option, could break.

What are the hazards?

If the defect occurs this could cause an accident and potential injury or death of the rider and/or passenger.

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