BMW Recall of certain 2019 & 2020 motorcycles due to increased risk of a crash

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 19, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –

BMW Recall: Brake Lights Flash During Braking/FMVSS 108

A flashing brake light can cause confusion to other drivers on the road, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V146000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 4,026

MAKE MODEL MODEL YEAR(S)
BMW F 750 GS 2020
BMW F 850 GS 2020
BMW F 850 GS ADVENTURE 2020
BMW F 900 R 2020
BMW F 900 XR 2020
BMW R 1250 GS 2020
BMW R 1250 GS ADVENTURE 2020
BMW R 1250 R 2020
BMW R 1250 RS 2020
BMW R NINE T 2020
BMW R NINE T PURE 2020
BMW R NINE T SCRAMBLER 2020
BMW S1000 R 2019 – 2020
BMW S1000 RR 2020

Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 F900R, F900XR, S1000RR, F750GS, F850GS, F850GS Adventure, R1250GS, R1250GS Adventure, R1250RS, R1250R, RnineT, RnineT Pure and RnineT Scrambler and 2019-2020 S1000R motorcycles. The brake light may flash instead of remain steady during emergency braking. 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 owner, and dealers will reprogram the emergency stop signal function, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 4, 2020. 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

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