BMW Recalls 29,281 Motorcycles For Safety Equipment Issue

Seven BMW models are on the recall list for blocked rear reflectors.

Seven BMW models including the R1200R/RS/GS, S1000XR and F800R/GT are being recalled for rear reflectors that may be blocked by the optional luggage cases.BMW

The following motorcycle recall report is filed with the NHTSA:
Report Receipt Date: July 28, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V481000
Component(s): Equipment
Potential Number of Units Affected: 29,281
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

THE RECALL: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2017 R1200GS, F800R and F800GT motorcycles, 2014-2017 R1200GS Adventure motorcycles, 2016-2017 S1000XR motorcycles and 2015-2017 R1200R and R1200RS motorcycles. When equipped with the optional aluminum luggage cases, the rear reflex reflectors may be partially blocked. The aluminum case mounts for the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure may also partially block the reflectors. 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."

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the rear reflex reflectors are obscured from view, it can increase the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will install reflectors on the cases or for the case mounts, an additional bracket with rear reflex reflectors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 21, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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