BMW Issues Recall for 9,000 Motorcycles with Insufficiently Visible Turn Signals

These motorcycles are in violation of a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard

BMW Issues Recall for 9,000 Motorcycles with Insufficiently Visible Turn Signals
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September 26, 2017

BMW of North America is recalling certain accessory turn signals manufactured for BMW motorcycles.

What's the problem?

As designed, the affected accessory turn signals may be insufficiently visible to other drivers. As such, the turn signals fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

If other drivers cannot easily see the turn signals, there is an increased risk of a crash.

In total, approximately 9,000 BMW motorcycles are impacted by this recall, including: model year 2006-2017 R1200GS, 2007-2008 and 2010-2017 R1200GS Adventure, 2017 F700GS and F800GS, 2013-2017 F800GT, 2015-2016 F800R, 2014-2017 F800GS Adventure, 2014-2016 S1000R, 2015-2017 R1200R, 2016-2017 R1200RS, and 2010-2017 S1000RR motorcycles.

What happens next?

BMW will notify owners of the recalled motorcycles beginning in mid-October 2017. Local dealers will then replace the turn signals free of charge.

For additional information about this recall, contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.