BMW Recalls 2009 K 1300 S and GT Motorcycles
In a notification posted on the official website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), BMW explains that the switches might fail, which could increase the risk of a crash and have serious consequences on the riders' safety.
“BMW is recalling certain model year 2009 motorcycles. The switches on the handlebars for both the direction indicator and the emergency engine off/engine-start functions may fail,” the safety recall stated.
“In such a case, the directional indicator and/or the emergency engine-off/start functions would be rendered inoperative. In some cases, engine stalling could also result increasing the risk of a crash,” the company mentioned in the advisory posted on the NHTSA website.
Just as expected, all operations will be conducted free of charge through BMW Motorrad's authorized US dealership network. However, the manufacturer hasn’t provided an owner notification schedule yet. “Dealers will inspect and replace the necessary components free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners may contact BMW at 1300-831-1117,” it said.