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Motorcycle Recall - BMW Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  17V591000
Component:  Equipment
Manufacturer:  BMW of North America, LLC
Recall Date: 09/22/2017
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,478
Defect Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2016 F800 GT and 2015-2016 F800 R motorcycles. The rear side reflex reflectors on these vehicles may not be properly visible in certain traffic conditions. 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:
Obscured reflectors may reduce the visibility of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will modify the license plate holder to reposition the rear side reflex reflectors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 13, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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