Damaged Link Strut May Affect Riding Stability – 2019-2020 BMW K1600 GT, K1600 GTL, & K1600 B Motorcycles

January 21, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V023000

Damaged Link Strut May Affect Riding Stability

A damaged link strut can cause the rear of the motorcycle to contact the rear wheel, affecting riding stability and control, and increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V023

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC


Potential Number of Units Affected 1,625



BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019-2020 K1600 GT, K1600 GTL, and K1600 B motorcycles. The link strut connecting the rear suspension to the frame may have insufficient strength, which can cause the link strut to become damaged.



Dealers will replace the rear link strut, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 15, 2022. 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 go to www.nhtsa.gov.


Check if your BMW Motorcycle has a Recall




6 Affected Products


BMW K 1600 B 2019-2020
BMW K 1600 GT 2019-2020
BMW K 1600 GTL 2019-2020


3 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V023-5645.PDF 216.281KB



Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V023-9744.pdf 644.963KB



Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Bulletin re Recall 22V-023 Rear Strut Link K1600 GT, K1600 GTL and K 1600 B

RCMN-22V023-3829.pdf 90.001KB



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