- 5,938 units of the G 310 R, G310GS and C400X combined have been affected
- Likely to have corrosion on the piston of front and rear brake calipers
- Bikes in India remain unaffected
BMW has issued a recall for its entry-level motorcycles, the G 310 R and the G310GS, along with the C400X scooters in North America. As per the recall document published on National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), 5,938 units of these models are likely to have issues in their front and rear brakes.
The recall document states that the surface of unanodized brake caliper piston bore of the recalled two-wheelers may have corrosion following a ‘long-term exposure to certain environmental and winter-time road treatment conditions.’ This may lead to a reduction in brake piston’s clearance within the bore causing it to jam the brakes. BMW is expected to start contacting the owners from 4 October and the dealers will replace the brake calipers free of cost.
BMW Motorrad sells the G 310 R and the G310GS in India which are the German brand’s most affordable motorcycles. On contacting BMW, we came to know that none of these bike have been affected by the aforementioned issue in India. The bikemaker has revealed the 2020 models of these bikes for the international markets and you can check them out here. The updates are majorly cosmetic comprising of refreshed paint schemes and colour options. We expect these models to arrive in India by the end of this year.