The following motorcycle recall report is filed with the NHTSA:
Report Receipt Date: September 22, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V591000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,478
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
THE RECALL: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2016 F800 GT and 2015-2016 F800 R motorcycles. The rear side reflex reflectors on these vehicles may not be properly visible in certain traffic conditions. 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: Obscured reflectors may reduce the visibility of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.
THE FIX: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will modify the license plate holder to reposition the rear side reflex reflectors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 13, 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.