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Thread: Side stand switch recall for 2013 model year

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    Side stand switch recall for 2013 model year

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    Thanks for the heads up.

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    Since the recall article didn't mention a way to check if your bike is in the recall by serial number, would it be safe to assume that either BMW of North America or the dealer where we purchased the bike will notify us directly?

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    ASSUME with BMW??? Take the article in and have them order you a new one!

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    Spanky - the NHTSA documentation associated with this recall has the following:

    Model Inclusive Dates of Manufacture Production Volume
    2013 C600 Sport Nov 28, 2012 - Sep 16, 2013 103
    2013 C650 GT Dec 3, 2012 - Sep 18, 2013 284

    However when I called my dealer he said my bike (C650GT) WAS included in the recall - even though it was manufactured in September 2012.

    Best ideal is probably contact the dealer yourself if you do not hear from them in the next few days.

    In the meantime, don't wash the bike or ride in the rain...

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    You will receive notification in the mail. I believe that is actually a legal requirement.
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    My dealer did mine when I had it in for an oil change. Repeat: It is not the manufacturer as much as it is the dealer - at least for a non-mechanic such as myself.

    Unless you're Doraemon and you laugh at the techs cause you already forgot more than they know.
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    Flying down the road on a C650GT...red, of course. Flying through the woods and getting dirty with a KLR 650

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    In order for the recall to be satisfied, I believe it HAS to be done and checked off by the dealer. I suppose if you have a really good relationship with your dealership, they can give you the necessary parts to install but you'll probably have to return the old parts so they can verify the work had been done. Again, when the NHTSA issues the recall notice, they are bound by some legalities as to how it must be done...
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    I called my dealer - my bike is not in the recall list.

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    Received letter from BMW Australia today dated 4 April advising of the "Safety Related Recall".

    Called the dealer to arrange for the replacement and the always reliable service guy hadn't even heard about it. The dealer can't do anything until they are aware of the issue and have the parts on hand to do the job.
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