Hello everybody, we all love our bikes (this is my 9th BMW that I've purchased brand new) and I know that there is no better brand for us - saying this, I have a question.
Why after all of these years, BMW is not issuing an international recall for the multifunction switch?
All K, F, G and recently, RT bikes use the same (or similar) type of multifunction switch. This is dangerous for us and the people that we share the road with.
Currently, I own 2013 R1200RT and I truly love the bike, but after 1200 miles the L/S multifunction switch started to act up...
First the turn signal indicater was inoperable, then the cruise control, high/low beam light and on board computer info system became useless.
After reading a bunch of other posts regarding these experiences I've came to the conclusion that BMW MUST ISSUE an international recall for this problem.
Today my motorcycle was repaired by Ride West BMW in Seattle, and I just hope that this will be a permanent fix.
If not, then I feel that this is a continuous problem that BMW is not capable of fixing for a number of years.
This is a safety related problem and needs to be adressed. It's quite dangerous to ride your bike with stuck cruise control system and inoperable head lights and/or turn signal lights that are completely useless.
In my opinion, for a motorcycle that someone may pay over $20,000 for, this problem is unacceptable.
Redesign the switch, change the vendor, put your engineers to work. Do something.
As stated, BMW repaired my bike for now. But, if this problem will resurface I want to have a permanent solution.
I know that the company has tried to work this out and they have changed the part number of the switch several times but THIS IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR US - failing to find a successful solution is putting the lives of riders at risk.