BMW Recalls C Evolution and C650 GT Scooters

Missing wheel markings for size and DOT designation on late-model BMW scooters causes recall.

BMW scooter recall
2017 BMW C Evolution scooter recalled for missing wheel markings.BMW

The following motorcycle recall report is filed with the NHTSA:
Report Receipt Date: July 21, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V467000
Component(s): Equipment
Potential Number of Units Affected: 37
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

THE RECALL: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017 BMW C650 GT and BMW C Evolution scooters for failing to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 120, "Wheels and rims-other than passenger cars." The front rims may not be marked with the required rim type and the DOT designation.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: Since the rim is not marked with the rim size and the DOT designation, a tire of the incorrect size may be installed on this rim, affecting the handling of the scoter and increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace any rims that are not correctly marked, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 15, 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 safercar.gov.

BMW scooter recalls
2017 BMW C650 GT scooters recalled for missing wheel markings.BMW