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BMW Issues Recall on G310GS and Other Small-Bore Models

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Published on 08.28.2019

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BMW Motorrad has issued a recall on a total of 2,781 G310GS models for potential braking issues. All model year 2018–2020 BMW G310GS motorcycles are affected by the recall issued through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A safety recall has also been issued on other BMW motorcycles and scooters sharing similar parts (i.e. G310R and C400X) bringing the total number of motorcycles affected to 5,938.

According to the defect report, after long-term exposure to certain environmental and winter-time road-treatment conditions, corrosion can occur on the surface of the unanodized brake caliper piston bore. Both front and rear brake caliper pistons may corrode and possibly cause the piston to stick or drag in the caliper bore.

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What Can Happen

If corrosion impairs the piston’s clearance within the bore, the piston can drag or stick leading to poor braking performance and increased risk of a crash. Other signs of the problem include noisy brakes, difficulting pushing the bike, visible signs of corrosion on the calipers, reduced performance when accelerating, or an unusual odor emanating from the brakes.


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All models affected by the recall:

MAKE MODEL MODEL YEAR (S)
BMW G310GS 2018-2020
BMW G310R 2017-2020
BMW C400X 2019

How To Get It Fixed

BMW Motorrad will notify owners and dealers will replace the front and rear brake calipers free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 4, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or check your VIN to see if you are affected by the recall at www.nhtsa.gov.

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