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Thread: Transport Canada and BMW Recall : R,F,and S models - Lighting System and Retroreflect

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    To stop sell a motorcycle because reflectors aren't visible from some angles, is sheer stupidity. Taking that attitude I could wipe out most vehicles on some weird interpretions of something.

    More to this than meets the eye
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    Quote Originally Posted by pch123 View Post
    To stop sell a motorcycle because reflectors aren't visible from some angles, is sheer stupidity. Taking that attitude I could wipe out most vehicles on some weird interpretions of something.

    More to this than meets the eye
    In some jurisdictions, it is against the law to sell a vehicle that is the subject of a recall, until the vehicle(s) is/are repaired. That's what prompts some stop-sale orders to dealers. For example, BMW dealers in the U.S. cannot sell GSs/GSAs until repairs are made to the front forks/stanchions. We know there's a recall in Canada regarding rear reflectors on some BMW models, but does anyone know whether there's a recall in the U.S. on the reflector issue?
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    US recall was issued yesterday

    Reflex Reflector Visibility Blocked/FMVSS 108
    If the rear reflex reflectors are obscured from view, it can increase the risk of a crash.

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V481000

    Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

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    Potential Number of Units Affected 29,281

    Summary

    BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2017 R1200GS, F800R and F800GT motorcycles, 2014-2017 R1200GS Adventure motorcycles, 2016-2017 S1000XR motorcycles and 2015-2017 R1200R and R1200RS motorcycles. When equipped with the optional aluminum luggage cases, the rear reflex reflectors may be partially blocked. The aluminum case mounts for the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure may also partially block the reflectors. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

    Remedy

    BMW will notify owners, and dealers will install reflectors on the cases or for the case mounts, an additional bracket with rear reflex reflectors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 21, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

    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.

    27 Affected Products
    5 Associated Documents
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pch123 View Post
    To stop sell a motorcycle because reflectors aren't visible from some angles, is sheer stupidity. Taking that attitude I could wipe out most vehicles on some weird interpretions of something.

    More to this than meets the eye
    From a shareholders point of view to have a company continue to sell a vehicle that a governing body has decided doesn't comply with its laws to operate on the street and thus open the company up to all sorts of legal challenges might be considered by those shareholders as "sheer stupidity".

    Never underestimate the world's reserve of "Sheer Stupidity".
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mika View Post
    From a shareholders point of view to have a company continue to sell a vehicle that a governing body has decided doesn't comply with its laws to operate on the street and thus open the company up to all sorts of legal challenges might be considered by those shareholders as "sheer stupidity".

    Never underestimate the world's reserve of "Sheer Stupidity".
    I was referring to the authority not the manufacturer
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