BMW is recalling certain model year 2012 K1600 GT and K1600 GTL motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 4, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject: Incorrect Throttle Signal may cause Engine Stall

Report Receipt Date: OCT 25, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V526000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , ENGINE , VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,475

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

Model

Model Year(s)

BMW

BMW

K 1600 GT

K 1600 GTL

2012

2012

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

SUMMARY: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2012 K1600 GT and K1600 GTL motorcycles. In certain riding conditions, an incorrect throttle valve control signal may be received by the engine control unit, limiting the engine speed.

CONSEQUENCE: As a result of the reduced engine speed, the engine could stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the throttle control software, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in December 2013. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

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 www.safercar.gov.

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