In certain road and traffic conditions, the rear turn signals may be slightly obscured to the driver of a following vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.
The design of the rear turn signals may partially obscure the lights from being seen by the driver of a following vehicle.
As such, these motorcycles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”
The recall began October 21, 2016.
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 www.safercar.gov.
Dear BMW Owner / Lessee:
This notice is sent to you in accordance with the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. BMW AG has decided that certain Model Year 2014-2015 BMW R nine T motorcycles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Our records indicate that you are the owner or lessee of a potentially affected motorcycle.
What is the issue?
This recall involves the rear turn signals. During certain traffic and road conditions, the rear turn signals may be slightly obscured to the driver of a vehicle behind the motorcycle, and could increase the risk of a crash.
What should you do?
Please note that at the present time, parts are not available. BMW will notify you by letter as soon as we can perform this recall on your motorcycle. You can locate your nearest BMW motorcycle dealer at www.bmwmotorcycles.com/dealers.
If you are not the only rider of this motorcycle, please advise all other riders of this important information.
What will BMW do?
The rear turn signals will be replaced by ones with slightly longer arms. This free repair will take approximately 1 hour.
What if I am not the current owner/lessee of this motorcycle?
You can update motorcycle ownership and contact information by filling out the enclosed postage-paid card or by registering at www.bmwusa.com/myBMW. Registration is free of charge, and will give you access to factory initiated campaigns and other information specific to your BMW. If you are a motorcycle lessor, Federal Regulations require you to forward this notice to your lessee within ten days.
What if I have questions or experience problems?
If your BMW motorcycle dealer is unable to remedy the defect without charge or within a reasonable period of time, you may notify the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E., Washington, DC 20590, call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
Please be assured that your safety is important to us and we sincerely apologize if this recall causes any inconvenience. We recommend always wearing a helmet and protective apparel when riding.
BMW of North America, LLC