BMW Recall 09V129000

NHTSA Campaign ID Component Manufacturer Recall Date Units Potentially Affected
09V129000 Electrical System BMW of North America, LLC 04/10/2009 N/A
Defect Summary
BMW is recalling model year 2008 R1200 GS and R1200 GS Adventure motorcycles. In certain situations, such as high generator speeds combined with large demands for electrical current, spurious signals could emerge within the motorcycle’s electrical system. If this were to occur, it could affect the pressure sensor signals of the anti-lock brake system (ABS) control unit. If this happened, the ABS could switch off; However, in such a situation, a warning lamp would illuminate. Normal braking would still be available to slow and stop the motorcycle.
Consequence Summary
Any time vehicle control is compromised, a crash may occur.
Corrective Summary
Dealers will inspect and repair or replace the necessary components free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during April 2009. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.

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