BMW S1000RR recall

BMW seems to be pulling out of roadracing everywhere.
Rumours of a recall due to engine troubles with the S1000RR have been floating around the internet for a while, but this is the first solid news we've had on the issue.

Recall #: 2012140
Models Involved: 2012 BMW S100RR
Number of Vehicles:
Problem: The connecting rod bolts in the motor could loosen and separate from the connecting rod, causing the rear-wheel to lock-up if the engine fails and seizes, which could cause a crash. Additionally engine failure may also cause oil to leak in front of the rear tire, which may render the vehicle unstable.
Correction:  Dealers will replace connecting rod bolts and apply a thread-locking agent to the bolts.


  1. I was told today by the Los Angeles BMW dealer that BMW is not making any additional 2012 S 1000 RRs other than the 1414 recalled units. The existing 1414 recalled units will be rebuilt either at dealerships or at the factory. I have the option of either buying a rebuilt recall unit in 2012 or wait until 2013 for a new model. Can anyone confirm this? Thanks.

  2. oil in fron tof the tire may??? cause the vehicle to become unstable?? but not crash apparently. Who writes this stuff?

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