BMW is recalling certain 2009 K1300GT and K1300S motorcycles for faulty switches on the handlebars for both the direction indicator and the emergency engine off/engine-start functions. Failure of these switches could cause BMW riders to have to manually hand signal their direction changes, which could expose the fact that dentists don’t know how to signal right-hand turns.
Seriously though in such cases, the directional indicator and/or the emergency engine-off/start functions would be rendered inoperative, which could result in the engine stalling, and increase the risk of a crash.
Dealers will inspect and replace the necessary components free of charge. BMW has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117, and the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236. Reference campaign #09V384000.