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Motorcycle Recall - BMW Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  17V481000
Component:  Equipment
Manufacturer:  BMW of North America, LLC
Recall Date: 07/28/2017
Potential Number of Units Affected: 29,281
Defect Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2017 R1200GS, F800R and F800GT motorcycles, 2014-2017 R1200GS Adventure motorcycles, 2016-2017 S1000XR motorcycles and 2015-2017 R1200R and R1200RS motorcycles. When equipped with the optional aluminum luggage cases, the rear reflex reflectors may be partially blocked. The aluminum case mounts for the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure 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."
Consequence Summary:
If the rear reflex reflectors are obscured from view, it can increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will install reflectors on the cases or for the case mounts, an additional bracket with rear reflex reflectors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 21, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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