Clutch Cover May Loosen and Leak Oil – 2022 BMW S1000RR, M1000RR, & 2022-2023 S1000XR & S1000R Motorcycles

October 7, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V752000

Clutch Cover May Loosen and Leak Oil

An oil leak occurring at the clutch cover increases the risk of a crash or fire.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V752

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 951



BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2022 S1000RR, M1000RR, and 2022-2023 S1000XR and S1000R motorcycles. The clutch cover bolts were not lubricated properly, which may cause the clutch cover to become loose and leak oil.



Dealers will replace all 10 clutch cover bolts, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 29, 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


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Chronology :

In early September 2022, BMW became aware of a potential issue during testing when it was reported that three engines on a test bench exhibited signs of leakage at the clutch cover. Also, an out-of-specification torque value was found during unbolting of the clutch cover on three additional engines. An engineering review was initiated.

A review of engine testing records suggested that there were two more engines, tested in early June and July 2022, which may have exhibited similar symptoms.

Electronic records involving the engine production process were checked which indicated a reduction in torque when mounting the clutch cover. Further reviews with the supplier found that bolts were not produced to specifications.

On September 30, 2022, BMW decided to conduct a voluntary safety recall.

BMW has not received any reports, nor is BMW otherwise aware, of any accidents or injuries that may be related to this issue.


6 Affected Products


BMW M 1000 RR 2022
BMW S 1000 R 2022-2023
BMW S 1000 RR 2022
BMW S 1000 XR 2022-2023


3 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V752-6117.PDF 216.724KB



Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V752-6480.pdf 645.16KB



Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Notification re Delivery Stop

RCMN-22V752-4146.pdf 153.516KB



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