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2013 BMW F800GS Adventure

BMW Motorcycle Recall

BMW of North America has recalled 4,453 of the following motorcycles due to side-stand switch issues:

  • 2013 F700GS
  • 2013 F800GS
  • 2013 F800GS Adventure
  • 2013 F800GT
  • 2013 R1200GS
  • 2013 R1200R
  • 2013 C600 Sport Maxi Scooter
  • 2013 C650GT

BMW says water may enter the side-stand swatch, and cause shorting. This shorting would potential prevent the motorcycle or scooter from starting, or shut it off while riding. An unexpected shutdown increases the risk of a crash.

BMW says it will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side-stand switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2014. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.

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