BMW is Recalling Certain Model Year 2013 F700 GS and F800 GS motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 11, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject : Side Stand Switch may come Loose

Report Receipt Date: JUN 28, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V279000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 870

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S 1000 RR



Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

SUMMARY: BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013 F700 GS and F800 GS motorcycles manufactured June 1, 2012, through October 18, 2012. The side-stand switch that prevents the engine from running while the side-stand is down may become damaged allowing the engine to run with the side-stand down.

CONSEQUENCE: The rider may start riding with the side-stand down, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: BMW will notify owners and dealers will secure the side-stand switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013. Owners may call BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to