Recall on 850/1250 BMW's

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  1. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    Not sure if anyone has seen this or not.

    https://www.advpulse.com/adv-news/bmw-issues-recalls-on-2020-r1250gs-f850gs-other-models-in-us/

    BMW of North America has issued a recall on certain GS models as well as other non-GS models for a brake light issue. Approximately 906 GS motorcycles, for the 2020 model year, may be affected by the recall issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. BMW GS models affected by the recall are the R1250GS, R1250GS Adventure, F850GS, F850GS Adventure, and F750GS. Another 3,120 non-GS models (F900R, F900XR, R1250R, R1250RS, RnineT, RnineT Pure, RnineT Scrambler, S1000R, S1000RR, K1600B ) may also have the same recall issue for a total of 4,026 units affected.

    According to the defect report, certain vehicles were produced for the US market with an emergency stop signal function which causes the brake lamp to flash during emergency braking, instead of remaining steady. While allowed in certain markets, brake lamps in the US must remain “steady burning” in accordance with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS). BMW has identified the specific models where this emergency stop signal programming, which would remove this function, was not included in the build configuration.


    What Could Happen:
    The NHTSA notes a flashing stop lamp during emergency braking could be misinterpreted by a driver following the affected motorcycle. Confusion to other drivers on the road could increase the risk of a crash. BMW has not yet received any reports, nor is BMW otherwise aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

    Models Affected By Recall:

    Make Model Year
    BMW Motorrad F750GS 2020
    BMW Motorrad F850GS 2020
    BMW Motorrad F850GS Adventure 2020
    BMW Motorrad R1250GS 2020
    BMW Motorrad R1250GS Adventure 2020
    BMW Motorrad K1600B 2019-2020
    BMW Motorrad F900R 2020
    BMW Motorrad F900XR 2020
    BMW Motorrad R1250R 2020
    BMW Motorrad R1250RS 2020
    BMW Motorrad RnineT 2020
    BMW Motorrad RnineT Pure 2020
    BMW Motorrad RnineT Scrambler 2020
    BMW Motorrad S1000R 2019-2020
    BMW Motorrad S1000RR 2020
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  2. Tigershark48

    Tigershark48 My other BMW is a Roadster.

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    I’m picturing drivers behind during an emergency stop going:
    Brake on
    Brake off
    Brake on
    Brake off
    Etc. :lol3
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  3. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    I like how you're thinking Tiger!

    "It's a FEATURE, Not Recall damnit!"

    besides...haven't we been doing this for years? BackOff module anyone?

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  4. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    You are not allowed to use common sense in an argument about logic with the federal government!
    Bad dog!
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  5. Daechir

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    I had this on my F850gs, the rear break lever sensor malfunctioned. This disabled the cruise control and gave an error on the dashboard for the rear break light. BMW didn't know about the problem then and fixed it with a stronger spring. at the next service they had the recall and replaced the switch. It is no problem to drive with this problem but it can be a safety issue.
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  6. rcb78

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    ??? This isn't what they are talking about. In the US bikes aren't allowed to have their brake lights flash to warn drivers they are slowing down so that feature is disabled for bikes coming here. The recall is for some that made it here without that feature being disabled, pretty stupid because most of us will add an aftermarket module for that exact purpose.
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  7. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    I have one of those modules, and brighter rear lights and brake lights. I love it and have seen no evidence of anyone being disturbed or confused by it. I.. O wait someone is at the door, be right back......


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  8. falcofred

    falcofred aka Beer Scout Supporter

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    Additional recall on 'Pivot Pin' and Brake Fluid Reservoir cover
    https://www.rideapart.com/articles/406546/recall-nhtsa-bmw-2018-2020-models-2/

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published two recalls issued by BMW for issues potential present on U.S.-bound models. The first recall (20V165000) is for a possibly faulty pivot pin and affects four vehicles. The models involved are the following:

    According to the defect notice, it is possible that the pivot pin connecting the final drive to the swing arm wasn’t produced in compliance with the manufacturer’s specifications. The vehicles presenting the faulty pin have potentially been sent to the re-work station where the pin has been torqued a second time, an action that could have damaged it. Should the pin be damaged, it could cause the connection between the drive and the swingarm to loosen up and to affect the vehicle’s stability.

    The second recall (20V166000) is for an optional, color-specific brake fluid reservoir cover that doesn’t meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). According to the defect notice, “If the text on the brake fluid reservoir cover was confusing or misunderstood, it could lead to an improper maintenance procedure.”

    BMW estimates that 365 motorcycles are affected. These are the models involved in this recall:
    • 2019-2020 BMW R 1250 GS
    • 2019-2020 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure
    • 2020 BMW R 1250 R
    • 2020 BMW R 1250 RS
    • 2019-2020 BMW R 1250 RT
    • 2018-2020 BMW R nineT Scrambler
    • 2018-2020 BMW R nineT
    • 2019-2020 BMW R nineT Pure
    • 2018 BMW R nineT Racer
    Both recalls will start on May 11, 2020, and owners will be invited to visit their BMW dealership to get these issues taken care of (the manufacturer doesn’t go into details about what the remedy for either problem is).

    Should they have any questions or concerns, owners are invited to contact the BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 to have their VIN verified. The NHTSA also offers a hot line service that can be reached at 1-888-327-4236.

    My dealership is closed until further notice, but I'm not really worried about it since it doesn't take effect until May 11th, must not be that critical. Maybe I'll call the BMW customer service.
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  9. Tigershark48

    Tigershark48 My other BMW is a Roadster.

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    Modulating brake lights make sense. What I find distracting and don’t agree with are modulating headlights. Instead of simply making the bike more visible, it’s like the rider is yelling, “Hey everybody, look at me!” Absolutely unsafe and should be illegal.
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  10. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    "pivot pin connecting the final drive to the swing arm"
    Can anybody clarify what the heck this pivot pin is?
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