BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 BMW G650GS motorcycles manufactured March 8, 2013, to October 12, 2015, and 2013-2015 BMW G650GS Sertao motorcycles manufactured March 8, 2013, to May 23, 2014. The affected motorcycles may stall during operation due to an engine control unit (ECU) software issue.
If the engine stalls during operation, it increases the risk of a crash.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the ECU software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 18, 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. Note: This recall supersedes recall 15V-537. Motorcycles that were repaired under that recall need to have their software updated again as part of this campaign.
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.
Report Receipt Date: SEP 26, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V689000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,398
MANUFACTURER RECALL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PDF: rcak-16v689-6554
SAFETY DEFECT PART 573 NON-COMPLIANCE NOTICE: rclrpt-16v689-3389
MANUFACTURER NOTICE TO DEALERS & DISTRIBUTORS: rcmn-16v689-0969
Vehicle Make Model Year(s)
- BMW G650GS 2013-2016
- BMW G650GS SERTAO 2013-2015