Recall: BMW Motorrad Accessory Turn Signals

09/26/2017 @ 12:10 pm, by Jensen BeelerADD COMMENTS

Mark this as the sixth recall (#1, #2, #3#4, #5 here) that BMW Motorrad has had to issue in the United States, as the German brand has seen a number of its models run afoul of DOT and NHTSA standards.

This time around, BMW’s headache stems from its accessory turn signals, which may not be sufficiently visible to other drivers, and as such, they fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

In total, this recall affects 9,000 units, which fit a bevy of motorcycles in the BMW Motorrad lineup.

Here is a list of the affect BMW motorcycle models:

  • 2006-2017 R1200GS
  • 2007-2008 and 2010-2017 R1200GS Adventure
  • 2017 F700GS and F800GS
  • 2013-2017 F800GT
  • 2015-2016 F800R
  • 2014-2017 F800GS Adventure
  • 2014-2016 S1000R
  • 2015-2017 R1200R
  • 2016-2017 R1200RS
  • 2010-2017 S1000RR

To remedy the situation, BMW Motorrad will contact affected owners, and the turn signals will be replaced by BMW dealers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 9, 2017.

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 safercar.gov.

Source: NHTSA