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BMW issues recall for certain 2013 models

July 11, 2013

SUMMARY:

BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013 F700 GS and F800 GS motorcycles manufactured June 1, 2012, through October 18, 2012. The side-stand switch that prevents the engine from running while the side-stand is down may become damaged allowing the engine to run with the side-stand down.

CONSEQUENCE:

The rider may start riding with the side-stand down, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:

BMW will notify owners and dealers will secure the side-stand switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013. Owners may call BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

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 www.safercar.gov.          

        

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