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BMW safety recall over engine cut-out

BMW R 1200 GS safety recall
BMW R 1200 GS

BMW Australia has issued a voluntary safety recall of seven models which may experience an engine cut-out.

The safety recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, blames the engine cut-out on a “production fault” with the side stand that are not correctly sealed. “In rare cases, water penetrating inside the switch can cause the side-stand switch to malfunction,” the notice states. “There exists the possibility of this malfunction causing the engine to stop while the vehicle is in motion. This presents a hazard to the driver and other road users.”

Motorcycles affected by the safety recall were bought between January 1, 2011 and September 20, 2013: K18 C 600 Sport, K19 C 650 GT, K27/11 R 1200 R K50 R 1200 GS, K70/11 F 700 GS K71/11 F 800 GT, K72/11 F 800 GS K75 F 800 GS Adventure.

Identifying features: 0131 K18 C 600 Sport 0133 K19 C 650 GT 400 K27/11 R 1200 R 0A01 K50 R 1200 GS 0B01 K70/11 F 700 GS 0B02 K72/11 F 800 GS 0B03 K71/11 F 800 GT 0B05 K75 F 800 GS Adventure.

Owners are asked to contact an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer, or call the BMW Group Australia Customer Interaction Centre on freecall: 1 800 813 299. Vehicles will be inspected and, where applicable, fixed at no cost to the owners.

the issue first came to light in the middle of last year when F 700 GS and F 800 GS bikes were recalled in Canada. The recall has no spread globally. BMW has also had side stand (or kick stand) issues with the S 1000 RR but that involved a mechanical failure, not an electrical switch fault.

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