BMW Is Recalling A Bevy of Models for Faulty Brake Lights

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It would perhaps be easier to list which models BMW Motorrad USA is not recalling today with NHTSA, as many of the brands newer motorcycles fall afoul of the vehicle code pertaining to rear brake light operation.

Nevertheless we will give it a go, as the following bikes (4,026 units in total) are being recalled for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment”:

BMW F900R, BMW F900XR, BMW S1000RR, BMW F750GS, BMW F850GS, BMW F850GS Adventure, BMW R1250GS, BMW R1250GS Adventure, BMW R1250RS, BMW R1250R, BMW RnineT, BMW RnineT Pure, and BMW RnineT Scrambler from the 2020 model year. The 2019-2020 BMW S1000R motorcycles are also affected by this recall.

The core of the issue is that the tail light on these motorcycles may flash instead of remain steady during emergency braking. This means that these motorcycles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) #108.

Accordingly, BMW Motorrad USA will notify affected owners, and BMW dealers will reprogram the emergency stop signal function, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin May 4, 2020. Concerned BMW owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and

Source: NHTSA

Jensen Beeler

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