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BMW recalls models over warning light

BMW R NineT Scrambler warning
BMW R nineT Scrambler

BMW Australia has recalled their popular R nineT Scrambler (above), F Series bikes (F 700 GS, F 800 GS and F800 GS Adventure) and their scooters over a fault with an engine warning indicator light.

The official Australian Competition and Consumer Commission notice says the warning light may not activate properly.

“In the event of a fault, it could lead to engine damage and may cause the vehicle to cease working correctly and pose an accident hazard,” the notice says.

The bikes were sold in Australia from October 1 2015 to October 31, 2016. A list of the Vehicle Identification Numbers of affected bikes and scooters is included at the end of this article.

BMW Group Australia or a BMW Motorrad dealer will try to contact known owners.

We are publishing the recall because the bikes/scooters may have been sold to another party unknown to BMW or their dealers.

Owners should contact an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer, or call the BMW Group Customer Interaction Centre on 1800 813 299 to arrange an inspection and repair.

BMW F 800 GS Adventure warning
BMW F 800 GS Adventure


Recall notices are issued by the manufacturer through a voluntary industry code under the ACCC.

Despite hundreds of recalls by various automotive manufacturers, none has ever been mandatory.  All have been issued by the manufacturer.

While any recall is not good news for the manufacturer, it shows that they are largely diligent in fixing problems.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia


• UK

• New Zealand

VIN of affected bikes and scooters

VIN Series
WB10C0506GZ566876 K19
WB10B5504GZ658858 K75
WB10B5505GZ658917 K75
WB10B0600HZ585295 K70
WB10B060XHZ585305 K70
WB10B0602HZ585296 K70
WB10B0604HZ585302 K70
WB10B0608HZ586744 K70
WB10B5504HZ659817 K75
WB10B0603HZ586909 K70
WB10B0605HZ586913 K70
WB10C0504GZ566388 K19
WB10C0505GZ566416 K19
WB10B550XHZ658378 K75
WB10B5507HZ658435 K75
WB10B0609HZ584999 K70
WB10B0607HZ584998 K70
WB10B0606HZ585012 K70
WB10B0602HZ585105 K70
WB10B0600HZ585149 K70
WB10B0609HZ585196 K70
WB10B0703HZ591493 K72
WB10B0604HZ586112 K70
WB10B0601HZ586116 K70
WB10B0602HZ586125 K70
WB10B0604HZ586594 K70
WB10C0401GZ550490 K18
WB10C0504GZ567024 K19
WB10B5506HZ658510 K75
WB10B550XHZ658509 K75
WB10B5505GZ658853 K75
WB10B0604HZ585011 K70
WB10B060XHZ585014 K70
WB10B5504HZ659056 K75
WB10B5504HZ659378 K75
WB10B060XHZ585580 K70
WB10B5509HZ659537 K75
WB10B0603HZ586750 K70
WB10C0403GZ550474 K18
WB10C0502GZ566390 K19
WB10C0502GZ566857 K19
WB10C040XGZ551637 K18
WB10C0403GZ552306 K18
WB10C0502GZ567944 K19
WB10B0709HZ591126 K72
WB10B0700HZ591791 K72
WB10B0607HZ586122 K70
WB10B060XHZ586115 K70
WB10B0606HZ586595 K70
WB10B0601HZ586908 K70
WB10B0609HZ586915 K70
WB10B5501HZ659872 K75
WB10C0500GZ567943 K19
WB10B5508GZ658748 K75
WB10B0604HZ585851 K70
WB10B0706HZ591794 K72
WB10B0605HZ586121 K70
WB10B0601HZ586603 K70
WB10B060XHZ586910 K70
WB10C0506GZ565484 K19
WB10C0508GZ566409 K19
WB10C0408GZ552334 K18
WB10J3106HZ865475 K23
WB10B0607HZ585004 K70
WB10B0604HZ585008 K70
WB10B0604HZ585297 K70
WB10B0708HZ591361 K72
WB10B0701HZ591489 K72
WB10B0606HZ585575 K70
WB10B0604HZ586742 K70
WB10B060XHZ586745 K70