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2013-2016 BMW G 650 GS Recall | ECU Issues

2013-2016 BMW G 650 GS Recall

2013-2016 BMW G 650 GS Recall | ECU Issues
2016 BMW G 650 GS

BMW Motorrad of North America has recalled 1,398 of its 2013-2016 G 650 GS motorcycles due to engine control unit (ECU) issues.

BMW says that certain model G 650 GS motorcycles built from March 8, 2013, through Oct. 12, 2015, and 2013-2015 BMW G 650 GS Sertao motorcycles manufactured March 8, 2013, to May 23, 2014, may stall during operation due to an ECU software issue.

If the engine stalls, it can increase the risk of a crash.

BMW says it will notify owners, and dealers will update the ECU software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 18, 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. Note: This recall supersedes recall 15V-537. Motorcycles that were repaired under that recall need to have their software updated again as part of this campaign.

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.

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