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Offline Scratch

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Warning & Recall on ESA-Equipped 2014 R1200RT's
« on: June 05, 2014, 04:41:05 PM »
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I got this email from BOB's this morning. They don't have too much information on it yet.



Subject:
URGENT - IMMEDIATE RIDING BAN ON R 1200 RT WITH DYNAMIC ESA


Effective Immediately
There is a Stop Ride and Stop Sale in effect for all R 1200 RT (K52) motorcycles with Dynamic ESA (options 191 or 233).

All customers who own or ride the above motorcycle must also be informed immediately!
Please use every means of communication possible (telephone, email etc.) to ensure affected customers are informed as quickly as possible.
At this time, BMW cannot guarantee that the plunger rod assembly for the rear suspension unit will not fail.
BMW Motorrad is currently working on a solution as a matter of urgency.
Attached is a list of affected motorcycles.

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
We apologize for any inconvenience to you and our mutual customers.

BMW Motorrad USA

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Re: Warning & Recall on ESA-Equipped 2014 R1200RT's
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 04:43:29 PM »
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"BMW has issued an urgent instruction to all owners of 2014 BMW R1200RT owners fitted with the Dynamic ESA electronic suspension system to stop riding their motorcycles with immediate effect.

The problem concerns the rear suspension system and the potential failure of the plunger rod assembly inside. The instruction to stop riding motorcycles only relates to the 2014 model of the RT; the bike with the updated water-cooled boxer engine that was launched just a few months ago and only those models with the Dynamic ESA suspension option fitted.

A statement from BMW reads: "We regret to inform you that with immediate effect all 2014 R 1200 RT with Dynamic ESA must not be ridden. At this moment, we cannot guarantee that the plunger rod assembly for the rear suspension unit will not fail.

"Customers of affected machines will be contacted by their dealer immediately and asked not to ride their motorcycle. Whilst this is extremely disappointing for our customers their safety is BMW Motorrad's priority."


http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/General-news/2014/June/jun0514-BMWrecall/

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Re: Warning & Recall on ESA-Equipped 2014 R1200RT's
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2014, 05:02:52 PM »
This is always the risk of a new fresh design. Hopefully BMW will resolve it quickly for the owners.

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Re: Warning & Recall on ESA-Equipped 2014 R1200RT's
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2014, 08:23:28 PM »
This part struck me as strange, "BMW dealers are currently contacting the 500-or so UK owners to explain the situation and work out how affected motorcycles will be fixed."

500 or so UK owners? Is this a small batch problem or widespread?

I was supposed to have one for the weekend while I have new shoes fitted to the GS, maybe not now....
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Re: Warning & Recall on ESA-Equipped 2014 R1200RT's
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2014, 05:28:45 AM »
Sounds like a small batch issue. Can't imagine only 500 sold there so far.

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Re: Wa[/rning & Recall on ESA-Equipped 2014 R1200RT's
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2014, 07:31:51 AM »
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Sounds like a small batch issue. Can't imagine only 500 sold there so far.


About 8,000 bikes affected worldwide; they've suspended sales of the RT w/Dynamic ESA.  BMW is taking a pounding on this. 


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Re: Warning & Recall on ESA-Equipped 2014 R1200RT's
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2014, 09:05:23 AM »
There will be good deals on slightly used RTs shortly.
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Re: Warning & Recall on ESA-Equipped 2014 R1200RT's
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2014, 09:20:12 AM »
I gotta say, those options for owners above look pretty sweet for a sucky situation.

BMW is in full damage control mode, and it looks like they are going to deliver.

2500 cash, loaner bikes, FULL CREDIT on purchase price if you want a different Beemer, etc.

Wow. That's custserv.
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Re: Warning & Recall on ESA-Equipped 2014 R1200RT's
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2014, 10:08:20 AM »
I gotta say, those options for owners above look pretty sweet for a sucky situation.

BMW is in full damage control mode, and it looks like they are going to deliver.

2500 cash, loaner bikes, FULL CREDIT on purchase price if you want a different Beemer, etc.

Wow. That's custserv.

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Re: Warning & Recall on ESA-Equipped 2014 R1200RT's
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2014, 10:29:06 AM »


Ahem - now about those final drives...  :P


Nothing to see here....move along.

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Re: Warning & Recall on ESA-Equipped 2014 R1200RT's
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2014, 04:10:37 PM »
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Re: Warning & Recall on ESA-Equipped 2014 R1200RT's
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2014, 10:21:37 PM »
All of the shocks for customer owned bikes landed at dealers last week, most of our customers have already been fitted with the replacement shock. Damned glad to have mine back on the road...
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Re: Warning & Recall on ESA-Equipped 2014 R1200RT's
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2014, 06:42:15 AM »
All of the shocks for customer owned bikes landed at dealers last week, most of our customers have already been fitted with the replacement shock. Damned glad to have mine back on the road...

So make with the RT on curvy road pics!  :bigok: :chili:
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