A recall has been issued for the BMW R nineT, affecting bikes from both the 2014 and 2015 model years. The recall is being issued because the design for the rear turn signals may be obscured, for drivers following behind the motorcycle.
Since the light assembly does not comply with the provisions of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment,” this recall was issued through NHTSA.
All said, the recall affects 1,792 machines, those manufactured between November 27, 2013, through January 26, 2015.
According to the recall documents, BMW will notify affected owners, and BMW dealers will replace the rear turn signals with those that have longer arms. This replacement will be free of charge, of course.
The recall is expected to begin on October 21, 2016. Concerned BMW R nine T owners may contact BMW North America customer service at 1-800-525-7417. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.