BMW—Motorcycles—Replacement of bikes front axle

Identifying features

Target number: 163

What are the defects?

Front-wheel quick-release axles that are not in compliance with design specifications might be installed in some motorcycles.

Due to irregularities in the manufacturing process, in isolated cases the quick-release axle might be of reduced wall thickness.
Under these circumstances there is a possibility of severe loads on the front wheel (off-roading, for example) causing damage to the quick-release axle.
Under worst-case conditions the quick release axle could break.

What are the hazards?

Mechanical malfunction

What should consumers do?

BMW are writing to all consumers directly, plus the selling dealers are also following up their customers.

Supplier
BMW Australia Limited
Where the product was sold
Nationally

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Product category