BMW has issued a recall for the 2007 F800 S, F800 ST, R1200 R, K1200 S, K1200 R, K1200 R Sport and K1200 GT for a problem with their steering dampers. Read the details below.
Model Year: 2007
Models affected: F800 S, F800 ST, R1200 R, K1200 S, K1200 R, K1200 R Sport, and K1200 GT
NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V342000
Potential Units Affected: 428
Problem: BMW is recalling 428 model year 2007 F800 S, F800 ST, R1200 R, K1200 S, K1200 R, K1200 R Sport, and K1200 GT motorcycles. It is possible for the coating to separate from the inside face of the steering damper housing. If this happened, the coating could partially clog the oil bores within the damper. If this occurred, the steering damper could become stiff increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: Dealers will replace the steering damper free of charge. The recall was expected to begin during July 2008. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.