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ADV NewsRecall Underway on 2019-2020 R1250GS, R1250GSA & Other Models

Recall Underway on 2019-2020 R1250GS, R1250GSA & Other Models

 Multiple BMW GS models recalled for potential leaky front brake calipers.

Published on 08.21.2020

BMW of North America has issued a recall on certain R1250GS models as well as other non-GS models for an issue with leaking front brake calipers. A total of 9,392 BMW motorcycles, for the 2019-2020 model year, may be affected by the recall issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. BMW GS models included in the recall are the 2019-2020 R1250GS and R1250GS Adventure. Other non-GS models in this recall are the 2019-2020 R1250RT, 2020 S1000XR and 2020 S1000RR.

According to the defect report, the front brake calipers may leak brake fluid when parked. As such, these motorcycles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 122, “Motorcycle Brake Systems.”

What Could Happen

The NHTSA recall report states that overtime, this leak in the calipers can reduce the amount of brake fluid in the brake reservoir. Low brake fluid volume may affect brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash.


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Models Affected By The Recall:

MakeModelYear
BMWR1250GS2019-2020
BMWR1250GS Adventure2019-2020
BMWR1250RT2019-2020
BMWS1000RR2020
BMWS1000XR2020

How To Get It Fixed

Owners of affected models will be notified and instructed to take their motorcycle to an authorized BMW motorcycle dealer to have it inspected. If necessary, dealers will replace the front brake calipers with an improved version, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 6, 2020.

BMW has also issued a stop sale on all vehicles affected by the recall currently in dealer inventory. A process is currently being developed for inspection and repairs related to this issue. Affected VIN’s cannot be sold until the required repair has been completed.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153). You can also check your VIN to see if you are affected by the recall at www.nhtsa.gov.

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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