BMW Motorrad USA recalls multiple models for faulty accessory turn signals.
The NHTSA has taken this call to rectify insufficiently visible turn signals.by Sagar Patil, on
The German auto giant has made its latest recall and this time it has affected eleven models in the product line-up manufactured from 2006 through 2017. In total, this recall will affect close to 9,000 units that have been accessorized with the faulty turn signals which seem to be of lower standards than what the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) require.
All road users, especially motorcyclists must make sure of their presence on the road to other users in order to avoid any untoward incidents. Having a well-lit motorcycle can help detect them in bad weather conditions even.
During bright summer days, the low voltage and bad reflectors of the turn indicators can lead to other road users not spotting the rider’s intentions to shift lanes or turn at intersections. This definitely increases the risk of accidents for no fault of either of the road users.
BMW Motorrad’s headache this time is because of low visibility of their accessory turn signals that seem to affect other road users in noticing them. The signals fail to comply with NHTSA’s requirements under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”
This recall affects 9,000 motorcycles of the following BMW models manufactured in North America from 2006 to 2017.
|Affected BMW Motorrad models||Year of manufacture|
|BMW F800GT||2013 - 2017|
|BMW F800R||2015 - 2016|
|BMW F800GS Adventure||2014 - 2017|
|BMW S1000R||2014 - 2016|
|BMW S1000RR||2010 - 2017|
|BMW R1200R||2015 - 2017|
|BMW R1200RS||2016 - 2017|
|BMW R1200GS||2006 - 2017|
|BMW R1200GS Adventure||2007 - 2008 and 2010 - 2017|
BMW Motorrad North America have started notifying the owners and the dealers of the affected models and will begin the recall on October 9, 2017. The faulty accessory turn signals will be replaced for free of charge and should not take them more than a couple of hours to rectify it.
Apart from this, Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.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 safercar.gov.