BMW Recalling 29,000 Motorcycles in Violation of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard

Approximately 29,000 BMW motorcycles are included in this recall

BMW Recalling 29,000 Motorcycles in Violation of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard
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August 9, 2017

BMW of North America has issued a safety recall affecting certain model year 2013-2017 R1200GS, F800R, and F800GT, model year 2014-2017 R1200GS, model year 2016-2017 S1000XR, and model year 2015-2017 R1200R and R1200RS motorcycles.

What's the problem?

When equipped with the optional aluminum luggage cases, the rear reflex reflectors on the impacted motorcycles may be partially blocked. The aluminum case mounts for the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure motorcycles may also partially block the reflectors.

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 rear reflex reflectors are obscured from view, it can increase the risk of a crash.

Approximately 29,000 BMW motorcycles are included in this recall.

What happens next?

BMW will notify owners of the recalled motorcycles beginning in mid-September 2017. Dealers will then install the necessary reflectors free of charge.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.