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Recalls - 1998 BMW R1100RT-P

What is a recall? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, generally in cooperation with the vehicle manufacturer, issues recalls when a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment (including tires) does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or when there is a safety-related defect in the vehicle or equipment. Work dictated by a recall is generally completed at no charge to the vehicle owner, regardless of whether you are the first owner or a subsequent owner. Please contact your service facilities for additional details and to confirm that this recall is relevant to your particular vehicle.

Component Description

TIRES:SIDEWALL

Recall Number

01V198000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: POLICE MOTORCYCLES EQUIPPED WITH DUNLOP SPORTMAX A REAR TIRES, SIZE 160/60 ZR18. THESE TIRES MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED ON SOME OF THE VEHICLES AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT. THE CAMPAIGN IS LIMITED TO THOSE SPORTMAX A REAR TIRES HAVING DATE STAMPS OF 189, 199, OR 209. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT AREAS OF REDUCED ADHESION ON THE TREAD REINFORCING CUSHION STRIPS MAY HAVE RESULTED DURING PRODUCTION OF THE TIRES. THIS COULD LEAD TO LOCALIZED SEPARATIONS AND BLISTERS WHERE THE TREAD JOINS THE SIDEWALL.

Defect Consequence

IF THIS PROBLEM OCCURS, THE RIDER MAY NOTICE A VIBRATION OF THE REAR TIRE AND DEPENDING ON THE DEGREE OF BLISTERING, VEHICLE HANDLING COULD ALSO BE AFFECTED. CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE COULD LEAD TO FURTHER WEAKENING OF THE SIDEWALL AREA AND CAUSE A FURTHER DETERIORATION OF THE VEHICLE'S HANDLING.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR TIRE FOR THE PRODUCTION DATE. IF AN AFFECTED TIRE IS FOUND, IT WILL BE REPLACED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 28, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117, OPTION #4.

Notes

ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


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