WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 12, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
If the brake light does not illuminate, other drivers may not know that the motorcycle is stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V488000
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 911
|BMW||R1200 RT POLICE||2014 – 2017|
Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2017 R1200RT Police motorcycles. While being used in a special operating mode, the brake lights on these motorcycles may not illuminate when the brakes are applied. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”
Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the motorcycle’s software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 25, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration