BMW Motorrad has issued a recall in the U.S. for all R nineT motorcycles over a rear turn-signal issue. According to the recall notice, the rear turn-signals may be obscured to drivers of vehicles following behind the R nineT on the road.
The recall was issued due to non-compliance with US Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, which pertains to “lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment.” According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, under certain road and traffic conditions the obscured signals may increase the risk of collision.
The recall affects 1,792 R nineT bikes manufactured between November 2013 to January 2015.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear turn signals with ones that have longer arms, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 21, 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7477.