NHTSA Recall No. 09V256000 Manufacturer: BMW Model: 2007-09 R1200RT Number of units involved: 1535 Problem: Due to routing and assembly tolerances of the front-brake lines, it is possible for the lines to be under strain. This, in combination with normal vibration during riding, could cause the brake lines to develop a leak. As a result, the fluid level in the front-brake reservoir could drop, rendering the front brakes inoperative. If only the rear brakes were operational during hard braking, loss of control and a crash could result.
Remedy: Dealers will install new front-brake lines with modified routing. Owners not receiving this free remedy can call BMW at 800/831-1117.
NHTSA Recall No. 09V267000 Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Model: 2009 FLTRSE3 CV0 Road Glide Number of units involved: 1759 Problem: On these motorcycles, which are equipped with Blade accessory wheels, some rear wheels underwent a secondary heat-treatment process. As a result of that process, these wheels may have developed a crack that could cause wheel failure during use, possibly leading to a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will remove the rear wheel and inspect the manufacturer’s code. Wheels that underwent a secondary heat-treatment process will be replaced with a wheel provided in the recall repair kit. Wheels that do not have the suspected code will be reinstalled. Owners not receiving this free remedy can call Harley-Davidson at 414/343-4056.