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Motorcycle Equipment Recall - BMW Accessory Windscreens

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  18E016000
Component:  Equipment, Visibility
Manufacturer:  BMW of North America, LLC
Recall Date: 3/22/2018
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,571
Defect Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain Accessory Windscreens, sold for installation on various motorcycles. Specifically being recalled is Windscreen model number 831917, sold for use on model year 2012-2018 F700GS motorcycles, Windscreen model number 8544629, sold for use on model year 2015-2018 R1200R motorcycles, Windscreen model number 8546224, sold for use on model year 2014-2018 S1000R motorcycles, Windscreen model number 8551929, sold for use on model year 2015-2018 S1000XR motorcycles, Windscreen model number 8554726, sold for use on model year 2013-2018 R1200GS motorcycles, Windscreen model number 8556927, sold for use on model year 2015-2018 R1200RS motorcycles, Windscreen model number 8559548, sold for use on model year 2017-2018 R1200GS motorcycles and Windscreen model number 8561755, sold for use on model year 2012-2018 F800GS motorcycles. These windscreens have extra tinting on them that may reduce the rider's visibility. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 205, "Glazing Materials."
Consequence Summary:
The darker windscreen can inhibit the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY:
Corrective Summary:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the windscreen, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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