Brake Light may not Illuminate/FMVSS 108 – 2014-2017 BMW R1200RT Police

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V488
Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC
Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 911

 

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.

 

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.

 

Check if your BMW Motorcycle has a Recall


https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCMN-17V488-1672.pdf

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https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCAK-17V488-4449.pdf

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Introduction

The Online Service System (OSS) has been developed specifically for independent automotive workshops to provide an extensive range of resources. The following applications are available in the OSS:

ISTA Diagnosis Application

Vehicle diagnostics from the Z3/E36, with the BMW ICOM, or with a J2534 pass-thru tool (from model year 1996).

  • Fault Code Diagnosis
  • Test Plans
  • Repair Instructions (E30 or higher)
  • Technical Data
  • Wiring diagrams

Web ISTA Information Application

WebISTA has been developed to provide an information only application for users that do not require all of the services included in the ISTA diagnostics application.

  • Repair Instructions (E30 or higher)
  • Technical Data
  • Tightening torques
  • Wiring diagrams

You can search using document title, document number and subject areas as the search criteria. The desired information is displayed by means of graphics and explanatory text.

ISTA/P Online – Control Module Reprogramming

With ISTA/P you can reprogram the onboard control modules that are capable of software reprogramming.  For ISTA/P, a data interface, a power supply and an Internet connection are required. The data interface can be a BMW Group ICOM interface or a “Pass-Thru Tool (PTT)” that fulfills the requirements of the SAE J2534 standard.

What is needed to diagnose and program with the BMW OSS?

The OSS consists of a desktop or laptop PC connected to BMW over the Internet. To connect to the vehicle you can use the BMW authorized diagnostic interface “integrated communication optical module (ICOM)” or use a J2534 “Pass Thru Tool (PTT)”. 

Note

Connection to OSS works only on PCs where no proxy connections are used.

For information about vehicle reprogramming and diagnostics using J2534 click here.

 

 

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