Report filed with NHTSA
Report receipt date: February 19, 2014
NHTSA campaign number: 14V065000
Component(s): Electrical System, Structure
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
SUMMARY: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013 C 600 Sport, C 650 GT, F 700 GS, F 800 GS, F 800 GS Adventure, F 800 GT, R 1200 R and R1200 GS motorcycles. Water may enter the side-stand switch preventing the motorcycle from starting or potentially shutting off the motorcycle while it is being ridden.
CONSEQUENCE: An unexpected shutdown increases the risk of a crash.
REMEDY: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side-stand switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2014. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
NOTES: 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 the NHTSA website.