2008 BMW R1200 GS Electrical System Recall

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2008 BMW R1200 GS Electrical System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #87333
NHTSA Compaign #09V129000
MFG Compaign #
 ModelR1200 GS
 Model Year2008
 Date of notification26/10/09
 Begin date of manufacuring01/01/08
 End date of manufacturing30/03/08
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received17/04/09
 Report created17/04/09
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units893
 Defect summaryBmw is recalling model year 2008 r1200 gs and r1200 gs adventure motorcycles. In certain situations, such as high generator speeds combined with large demands for electrical current, spurious signals could emerge within the motorcycle's electrical system. If this were to occur, it could affect the pressure sensor signals of the anti-lock brake system (abs) control unit. If this happened, the abs could switch off; however, in such a situation, a warning lamp would illuminate. Normal braking would still be available to slow and stop the motorcycle.
 Consequence summaryAny time vehicle control is compromised a crash may occur.
 Corrective actionDealers will inspect and repair or replace the necessary components free of charge. The recall began on october 26, 2009. Owners may contact bmw at 1-800-831-1117.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov .

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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