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BMW is Recalling certain 2013-2016 BMW G650GS and 2013-2015 BMW G650GS Sertao motorcycles

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WASHINGTON D.C. – October 6, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

 

RECALL Subject: Engine Stalling Due to ECU Software

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

All Products Associated with this Recall

 

Model

G650GS 2013 – 2016

G650GS SERTAO 2013 – 2015

 

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

 

SUMMARY: 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.

 

CONSEQUENCE: If the engine stalls during operation, it increases the risk of a crash.

 

REMEDY: 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.

 

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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