BMW Recalls the R1200RT Police Motorcycle for Defective Brake Lights

But will they write themselves a fix-it ticket?

BMW is recalling 2014-2017 R1200RT Police motorcycles for defective brake lights.BMW

The following motorcycle recall report is filed with the NHTSA:
Report Receipt Date: August 3, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V488000
Component(s): Electrical System, Lighting
Potential Number of Units Affected: 911
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

THE RECALL: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2017 R1200RT Police motorcycles. While being used in a special operating mode, the brake lights on these motorcycles may not illuminate when the brakes are applied. 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 brake light does not illuminate, other drivers may not know that the motorcycle is stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the motorcycle's software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 25, 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