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Motorcycle Recall - BMW Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  17V488000
Component:  Electrical System, Exterior Lighting
Manufacturer:  BMW of North America, LLC
Recall Date: 08/03/2017
Potential Number of Units Affected: 911
Defect Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2017 R1200RT Police motorcycles. While being used in a special operating mode, the brake lights 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."
Consequence Summary:
If the brake light does not illuminate, other drivers may not know that the motorcycle is stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the motorcycle's software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 25, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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