BMW Motorrad is recalling about 29,000 motorcycles in the America due to an issue with the reflex reflectors at the rear. The problem is in the aluminium panniers that reduces the visibility of the reflex reflectors from the rear, which is said to be a safety issue. There are seven motorcycles that have been affected and will be recalled soon. The models that will be recalled include the R1200GS, F800R and the F800GT that were manufactured between 2013 and 2017, the R1200GS Adventure manufactured between 2014 and 2017, the S1000XR produced between MY 2016 and 2017, the R1200R and R1200RS produced between 2015 and 2017. A total of 29,281 units will be recalled by the two-wheeler manufacturer.
The fault in the design of the panniers has resulted in the reflector being blocked from a view and this increases the risk of a crash. BMW Motorrad has ceased the sales of its original accessories from 28th July, 2017 as the company do not comply with safety regulations in the USA under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108.
The two-wheeler manufacturer in the country will notify the affected vehicle's owners and the owners will be requested to get their motorcycles checked at the nearest authorised workshops for any fault. The company will replace/install the new reflectors or will add a bracket on the case mounts for the reflectors free of cost. The recall process of the affected BMW motorcycles will start from 21st, September next month.