Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — BMW has recalled all 79 of its Motorrad line R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure motorcycles sold through Euro Auto, BMW’s official distributor in Việt Nam, due to a faulty suspension system.
According to the Vietnam Register (VR), any motorcycle of the two models under production codes 0A01, 0A02 and 0A32, manufactured between November 2013 and June 2017 at the BMW factory in Aktiengesellschaft, Germany, is subject to the recall, but is only eligible for repair and inspection if it was sold by Euro Auto in Việt Nam.
Any vehicle produced after June 2017 is considered unaffected.
The recall and restoration period should start from late August 2017 to August 7, 2019 at BMW’s two official distributors in Hà Nội at No 1, Ngô Gia Tự Street, Long Biên District and HCM City at No 808, Nguyễn Văn Linh Street, District 7.
Repair fees will be paid by Euro Auto and its official distributors.
Each motorcycle should be repaired and have parts replaced, during which it will be fitted with an additional fixed fork tube bush which slides over the existing fork tube to strengthen it.
Starting from July 2017, complaints have been filed against BMW’s suspension system for the models due to several road incidents. Globally, about 185,000 vehicles will be recalled, according to BMW’s reports.
The two vehicles are sold in Việt Nam for about VNĐ750 million to VNĐ800 million each (US$33,400 to $35,600), with a 1,170 cc two cylinder engine.
In some cases, the faulty suspension system can result in the fork becoming separated from the yoke, resulting in an immediate front end failure, which can result in the fork tube coming loose, the VR warned.
There has yet to be any documented case of casualty or injury due to the two models’ flawed suspension system in Việt Nam, though it is still recommended the vehicles be brought back for restoration to ensure safety. — VNS