BMW Issues Recall of Motorcycles Due to Obscured Rear Turn Signals

the design of the turn signals may partially obscure the lights

BMW Issues Recall of Motorcycles Due to Obscured Rear Turn Signals
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September 20, 2016

BMW of North America is recalling more than 1,700 model year 2014-2015 R nine T motorcycles.

The design of the rear turn signals may partially obscure the lights from being seen by the driver of a following vehicle. As such, these motorcycles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, 'Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.'

In certain road and traffic conditions, the rear turn signals may be slightly obscured to the driver of a following vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.

The recall is expected to begin on October 21, 2016.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear turn signals with ones that have longer arms, free of charge.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.