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Recall BMW Australia Ltd.—BMW Motorcycles K25, K26, K27, K28, K29, K40, K43, K44 series.

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  1. BMW Australia Ltd.—BMW Motorcycles K25, K26, K27, K28, K29, K40, K43, K44 series.

    Product description
    R 1200 GS, R 1200 GS Adventure, HP2, R 1200 RT, R 1200 R, R 1200 ST,
    R 1200 S, HP2 Sport, K 1200 S, K 1200 R Sport, K 1200 R, K 1200 GT,
    K 1300 S, K 1300 R, K 1300 GT.

    Identifying features
    Model numbers: K25 (0307/0317), K25/02 (0382/0397), K25/11 (0303/0313), K25/12 (0380/0390), K25/31 (0450/0460), K25/32 (0450/0460), K25MM (0310/0320), K25HP (0369/0389), K26 (0368/0388), K26 (0367/0387), K26/11 (0430/0440), K2611 (0330), K27 (0378/0398), K27/11 (0400/0490), K28 (0328/0338), K29 (0366/0396), K29HP (0458/0468), K40 (0581/0591), K43HV (0585/0595), K43 (0584/0594), K44 (0587/0597), K40/11 (0508/0509), K43/11 (0518/0519), K44/31 (0538/0539).

    What are the defects?
    During maintenance work on brake discs or wheel changes, threaded fasteners might have been overtightened to torques not in compliance with the values set out in the repair instructions or operating instructions.

    What are the hazards?
    Cracks in the wheel flange can occur as a consequence of overtightening of the threaded fasteners. Under certain conditions, this may lead to fractures of the bolted joint and failure of the rear wheel flange, posing an accident hazard to the rider and other road users.

    Dates available for sale?

    4th December 2002 - 5th April 2011

    What should consumers do?
    Consumers should contact an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer, or call the BMW Group Australia Customer Interaction Centre on freecall: 1800 813 299.


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