BMW Recalls 2013-2016 G650GS For Faulty ECU

A stalling issue caused by a defective ECU is the cause of this recall by BMW.

BMW G650GS Sertao
BMW's G650GS and G650GS Sertao (pictured here) could stall while riding.©Motorcyclist
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: September 26, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V689000
Component(s): Electrical system, engine, cooling
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,398
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

THE RECALL: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 BMW G650GS motorcycles manufactured from March 8, 2013, to October 12, 2015, and 2013-2015 BMW G650GS Sertao motorcycles manufactured from March 8, 2013, to May 23, 2014. The affected motorcycles may stall during operation due to an engine control unit (ECU) software issue.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the engine stalls during operation, it increases the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the ECU software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 18, 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. Note: This recall supersedes recall 15V-537. Motorcycles that were repaired under that recall need to have their software updated again as part of this campaign.

MORE RECALL INFORMATION: 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.