BMW Announces Recall of Police Motorcycles Due to Brake Light Malfunction

This recall affects an estimated 911 R1200RT police motorcycles

BMW Announces Recall of Police Motorcycles Due to Brake Light Malfunction
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August 11, 2017

BMW of North America is recalling certain model year 2014-2017 BMW R1200RT police motorcycles.

What's the problem?

While being used in a special operating mode, the rear brake light on these motorcycles may not illuminate when the brakes are applied. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

If the brake light on the motorcycle does not illuminate, other drivers may not know that the motorcycle is stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ironically, this recall affects an estimated 911 R1200RT police motorcycles.

What happens next?

BMW will notify owners of the recalled motorcycles, and dealers will update the motorcycle's software to correct the problem free of charge.

The remedy process for this recall is expected to begin on September 25, 2017. For further information, contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.