BMW Recall of certain 2014-2017 R1200RT Police motorcycles

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 12, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Brake Light may not Illuminate/FMVSS 108

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

Make Model Model Year(s)
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

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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