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