2016 Bmw K 1600 Gtl Power Train problems, defects and reviews. Updated October 15th, 2017.

Bmw K 1600 Gtl Power Train problems and reviews: 1.

Are you driving a 2016 Bmw K 1600 Gtl, or planning to buy one? Review reported Power Train problems and defects.

Power Train Bmw 2016
Bmw
Location
Enid, OK
Model K 1600 Gtl
System Power Train
Speed 35

The Contact Owns A 2016 bmw k 1600 Gtl Motorcycle. While Driving 35 Mph, The Contact Heard A Loud Knocking Sound. The Vehicle Was Taken To Eurotek-okc bmw, Ducati, & Triumph Motorcycles (417 Hudiburg Cir C, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108) Where The Dealer Stated That The Noise Was Normal And Originated From Either The Gear Box Or The Transmission. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure And Stated That There Was No Failure With The Motorcycle. The Motorcycle Was Not Repaired. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 77.

Mileage was 77 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB1061200GZ. Bmw K 1600 Gtl 2016 problem was reported in ENID, OK. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

June 01, 2017

Bmw K 1600 Gtl 2016 problems and complaints, up-to-date recall information and reviews. If you are researching a used Bmw K 1600 Gtl, driving a 2016 Bmw K 1600 Gtl, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported BmwPower Train problems and defects.

2014 Bmw K 1600 Gtl Steering problems, defects and reviews. Updated October 15th, 2017.

Bmw K 1600 Gtl Steering problems and reviews: 2.

Are you driving a 2014 Bmw K 1600 Gtl, or planning to buy one? Review reported Steering problems and defects.

Steering Bmw 2014
Bmw
Location
Scottsdale, AZ
Model K 1600 Gtl
System Steering
Speed 50

The Motorcycle Pulls Hard To The Left (toward Oncoming Traffic) When Light Pressure Is Used On The Handlebars. The Vehicle Basically Does Not Track Straight On Its Own Without Significant Pressure To Counteract The Effect. bmw Was Contacted Via My Local bmw Local Dealership, Who Ruled Out The Possibility That It Could Be Another Factor With The Bike (tires, Excessive Load On One Side, Etc.). bmw‘s Response Was That I Should Add Weight To The Opposite Side Of The Motorcycle To Mitigate This Problem And That All Of These K1600 Models Have The Same Issue To Varying Degrees. My Concern Is That The Bike Does Not Track Straight And Significantly Pulls Toward Oncoming Traffic.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 13467 miles. Bmw K 1600 Gtl 2014 problem was reported in SCOTTSDALE, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

June 10, 2015

Steering Bmw 2014
Bmw
Location
Santa Clara, CA
Model K 1600 Gtl
System Steering
Speed 30

1. The Motorcycles Pulls To The Left. Constant Correction Is Stressful On Highways And Taxes One’s Muscles. 2. Engine Has A Ticking Noise (valve Chattering) At 3000-3500 Rpm Band (first Noticed At 8000 Miles) And Dealer/manufacturer Is Unable To Do Anything About It. There Are Lots Of K1600 On The Road With This Issue And bmw Has No Resolution For This. 3. Shifting To Neutral – First Observed At Approx 16000 Miles (immediately After Third Service) – The Motorcycle Does Not Slot Into 2nd And Neutral Gears With Precision. First Gear Has A Loud Clunk Sound On Engaging And Sometimes Clutch Do Not Disengage Fully Enough Though I Would Depress The Lever Fully. At Times Gear Change Requests Are Aborted As The Gear Change Enters Limbo State. The Gearbox And Clutch Do Not Work In Tandem For Smooth Upshifts. At Stop-n-go Traffic Finding Neutral By Rocking Gear Lever Is A Pain. I Have To Constantly Lot At Gear Indicator To Confirm Is Upshift Was Executed From 1st To 2nd (or Is It In A Limbo – Not Even Neutral). During This Situation There Is Loud Mechanical Grinding Noise When I Would Want To Slot To Second Gear And Couple Of Attempts To Upshift Go In Vain. Been Riding For Years And I Know All Timing Techniques But A Missed Upshift Puts Me At Risk.

Mileage was 16200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB1061203EZ. Bmw K 1600 Gtl 2014 problem was reported in SANTA CLARA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

May 26, 2017

Bmw K 1600 Gtl 2014 problems and complaints, up-to-date recall information and reviews. If you are researching a used Bmw K 1600 Gtl, driving a 2014 Bmw K 1600 Gtl, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported BmwSteering problems and defects.

2014 Bmw K 1600 Gtl Engine problems, defects and reviews. Updated October 15th, 2017.

Bmw K 1600 Gtl Engine problems and reviews: 1.

Are you driving a 2014 Bmw K 1600 Gtl, or planning to buy one? Review reported Engine problems and defects.

Engine Bmw 2014
Bmw
Location
Santa Clara, CA
Model K 1600 Gtl
System Engine
Speed 30

1. The Motorcycles Pulls To The Left. Constant Correction Is Stressful On Highways And Taxes One’s Muscles. 2. Engine Has A Ticking Noise (valve Chattering) At 3000-3500 Rpm Band (first Noticed At 8000 Miles) And Dealer/manufacturer Is Unable To Do Anything About It. There Are Lots Of K1600 On The Road With This Issue And bmw Has No Resolution For This. 3. Shifting To Neutral – First Observed At Approx 16000 Miles (immediately After Third Service) – The Motorcycle Does Not Slot Into 2nd And Neutral Gears With Precision. First Gear Has A Loud Clunk Sound On Engaging And Sometimes Clutch Do Not Disengage Fully Enough Though I Would Depress The Lever Fully. At Times Gear Change Requests Are Aborted As The Gear Change Enters Limbo State. The Gearbox And Clutch Do Not Work In Tandem For Smooth Upshifts. At Stop-n-go Traffic Finding Neutral By Rocking Gear Lever Is A Pain. I Have To Constantly Lot At Gear Indicator To Confirm Is Upshift Was Executed From 1st To 2nd (or Is It In A Limbo – Not Even Neutral). During This Situation There Is Loud Mechanical Grinding Noise When I Would Want To Slot To Second Gear And Couple Of Attempts To Upshift Go In Vain. Been Riding For Years And I Know All Timing Techniques But A Missed Upshift Puts Me At Risk.

Mileage was 16200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB1061203EZ. Bmw K 1600 Gtl 2014 problem was reported in SANTA CLARA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

May 26, 2017

Bmw K 1600 Gtl 2014 problems and complaints, up-to-date recall information and reviews. If you are researching a used Bmw K 1600 Gtl, driving a 2014 Bmw K 1600 Gtl, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported BmwEngine problems and defects.

2014 Bmw K 1600 Gtl Power Train problems, defects and reviews. Updated October 15th, 2017.

Bmw K 1600 Gtl Power Train problems and reviews: 1.

Are you driving a 2014 Bmw K 1600 Gtl, or planning to buy one? Review reported Power Train problems and defects.

Power Train Bmw 2014
Bmw
Location
Santa Clara, CA
Model K 1600 Gtl
System Power Train
Speed 30

1. The Motorcycles Pulls To The Left. Constant Correction Is Stressful On Highways And Taxes One’s Muscles. 2. Engine Has A Ticking Noise (valve Chattering) At 3000-3500 Rpm Band (first Noticed At 8000 Miles) And Dealer/manufacturer Is Unable To Do Anything About It. There Are Lots Of K1600 On The Road With This Issue And bmw Has No Resolution For This. 3. Shifting To Neutral – First Observed At Approx 16000 Miles (immediately After Third Service) – The Motorcycle Does Not Slot Into 2nd And Neutral Gears With Precision. First Gear Has A Loud Clunk Sound On Engaging And Sometimes Clutch Do Not Disengage Fully Enough Though I Would Depress The Lever Fully. At Times Gear Change Requests Are Aborted As The Gear Change Enters Limbo State. The Gearbox And Clutch Do Not Work In Tandem For Smooth Upshifts. At Stop-n-go Traffic Finding Neutral By Rocking Gear Lever Is A Pain. I Have To Constantly Lot At Gear Indicator To Confirm Is Upshift Was Executed From 1st To 2nd (or Is It In A Limbo – Not Even Neutral). During This Situation There Is Loud Mechanical Grinding Noise When I Would Want To Slot To Second Gear And Couple Of Attempts To Upshift Go In Vain. Been Riding For Years And I Know All Timing Techniques But A Missed Upshift Puts Me At Risk.

Mileage was 16200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB1061203EZ. Bmw K 1600 Gtl 2014 problem was reported in SANTA CLARA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

May 26, 2017

Bmw K 1600 Gtl 2014 problems and complaints, up-to-date recall information and reviews. If you are researching a used Bmw K 1600 Gtl, driving a 2014 Bmw K 1600 Gtl, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported BmwPower Train problems and defects.

2014 Bmw K 1600 Gtl Steering problems, defects and reviews. Updated Sep 12, 2015.

Bmw K 1600 Gtl Steering problems and reviews: 2.

Are you driving a 2014 Bmw K 1600 Gtl, or planning to buy one? Review reported Steering problems and defects.

Steering Bmw 2014
Bmw
Location
San Francisco, CA
Model K 1600 Gtl
System Steering
Speed 65

The Motorcycle Does Not Naturally Steer Straight. It Requires Significant Right Handlebar Pressure To Keep It Steering Straight Which Is A Significant Safety And A Health Hazard. Without This Additional Right Handlebar Pressure, The Motorcycle Quickly Steers To The Left. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 3 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB1061209EZ. Bmw K 1600 Gtl 2014 problem was reported in SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Dec 19, 2013

Steering Bmw 2014
Bmw
Location
Scottsdale, AZ
Model K 1600 Gtl
System Steering
Speed 50

The Motorcycle Pulls Hard To The Left (toward Oncoming Traffic) When Light Pressure Is Used On The Handlebars. The Vehicle Basically Does Not Track Straight On Its Own Without Significant Pressure To Counteract The Effect. bmw Was Contacted Via My Local bmw Local Dealership, Who Ruled Out The Possibility That It Could Be Another Factor With The Bike (tires, Excessive Load On One Side, Etc.). bmw‘s Response Was That I Should Add Weight To The Opposite Side Of The Motorcycle To Mitigate This Problem And That All Of These K1600 Models Have The Same Issue To Varying Degrees. My Concern Is That The Bike Does Not Track Straight And Significantly Pulls Toward Oncoming Traffic.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 13467 miles. Bmw K 1600 Gtl 2014 problem was reported in SCOTTSDALE, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

June 10, 2015

2014 Bmw K 1600 Gtl problems and complaints, up-to-date recall information and reviews. If you are researching a used Bmw K 1600 Gtl, driving a 2014 Bmw K 1600 Gtl, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported BmwSteering problems and defects.

2014 Bmw K 1600 Gtl Engine problems, defects and reviews. Updated Sep 12, 2015.

Bmw K 1600 Gtl Engine problems and reviews: 1.

Are you driving a 2014 Bmw K 1600 Gtl, or planning to buy one? Review reported Engine problems and defects.

Engine Bmw 2014
Bmw
Location
Green Bay, WI
Model K 1600 Gtl
System Engine
Speed 70

While Driving On The Highway In Traffic At Approximately 70mph, The Engine Suddenly Shut Off With No Warning. We Were Forced To Go Off The Road On Left Shoulder To Avoid Being Struck From Behind. Engine Would Not Restart, And We Coasted Across To The Right Shoulder When It Was Safe To Do So. This Could Have Been Much Worse. All Electrical Functions Were Still Working, Just Not The Engine. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 504 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB106130XEZ. Bmw K 1600 Gtl 2014 problem was reported in GREEN BAY, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

May 04, 2014

2014 Bmw K 1600 Gtl problems and complaints, up-to-date recall information and reviews. If you are researching a used Bmw K 1600 Gtl, driving a 2014 Bmw K 1600 Gtl, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported BmwEngine problems and defects.

2012 BMW K 1600 GTL Communications Horn Assembly problems & defects.

BMW K 1600 GTL Communications Horn Assembly problems : 1.

The Contact Owns A 2012 bmw K1600 Gtl Motorcycle. The Contact Stated That While Driving 72 Mph, He Engaged The Horn And Attempted To Change Lanes, But The Driver Of Another Vehicle Was Unable To Hear The Horn, Almost Resulting In A Crash. The Contact Stated That The Horn Output Was Not Loud Enough To Be Heard By Other Drivers While Driving At Highway Speeds. The Vehicle Was Taken To An Authorized Dealer Where The Contact Was Informed That The Horn Was Operating Adequately. The Contact Also Stated That The Vehicle Should Be Equipped With A Third Brake Light. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 520.

Mileage was 520 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB1061206CZ. BMW K 1600 GTL 2012 problem was reported in FORT WAYNE, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 72 mph.

July 04, 2011

2012 BMW K 1600 GTL problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW K 1600 GTL, driving a 2012 BMW K 1600 GTL, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Communications Horn Assembly problems and defects.

2012 BMW K 1600 GTL Engine And Engine Cooling problems & defects.

BMW K 1600 GTL Engine And Engine Cooling problems : 1.

I Have Significant Safety Issues With My 2012 Triumph Tiger 800 Abs. It Relates To engine Stalling. Others Have Reported Similar Problems On Internet Forums, And So I Have Decided To File A Safety Complaint. I Have Had My Tiger 800 For Several Weeks, And Have Put On About 1500 Miles. On Two Separate Occasions I Have Had Issues With Stalling. On Both Occasions I Had Been Riding On Relatively Hot Days (85 Degrees F) For Several Hours. I Had No Issues With Overheating. Suddenly And Without Warning, My Bike Began To Stall Every Time I Rolled Off The Throttle. The Bike Would Not Idle. Every Time I Rolled Off The Throttle, The Tachometer Would Plummet To Zero And The Bike Would Stall. It Happened While Stopped, Either In Neutral Or In Gear With The Clutch Disengaged. It Even Happened While Slowing For Tight Turns Unless I Kept The engine Rpm’s Up. It Became A Significant Safety Issue, As At Times I Had To Clutch And Rev The engine To Keep The Bike From Stalling In Intersections. If My Bike Stalls In An Intersection, I Could Easily Be Injured Or Killed. I Communicated With Triumph Usa. They Are Unable To Help Until I Bring The Bike In To A Dealer For Analysis, But They Did Not Admit To Any Particular Or Widespread Problems With Stalling. When I Mentioned All Of The Forum Reports Regarding This Issue, They Discounted Them As Often Inaccurate Or Misleading By Nature. I Guess This Might Be True To Some Degree, But I Can Assure You That When The Stalling Problem Is Happening To You, The Internet Reports Take On Added Significance. I Will Be Bringing My Bike In For Service. However, With So Many Similar Complaints, I Felt It Warranted To File A Safety Complaint. (my Bike Is Not A bmw, Your Internet Form Is Not Working Properly And Did Not Allow Any Other Choice Of Motorcycle). *tr

Mileage was 1400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):SMTE05BF5CJ. BMW K 1600 GTL 2012 problem was reported in THURMOND, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

July 23, 2011

2012 BMW K 1600 GTL problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW K 1600 GTL, driving a 2012 BMW K 1600 GTL, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Engine And Engine Cooling problems and defects.

2012 BMW K 1600 GTL Fuel System, Gasoline problems & defects.

BMW K 1600 GTL Fuel System, Gasoline problems : 1.

On Turning On The Ignition Key In My Garage, The fuel Pump Was Audible, And The Bike Failed To Start When The Starter Button Was Pressed. Immediately I Noticed A Very Large Torrent Of Gasoline Pouring Out Of The Bottom Of The Engine, Right Over The Exhaust Headers, Which Were Fortunately Not Yet Hot. The Amount Of Gasoline Lost Was Around 1 Liter, Before I Realized What Was Happening, And Turned Off The Ignition Key. Fortunately, No Fire Resulted As I Rolled The Bike Out Of The Pool Of Gasoline And On Out Of The Garage. After The Bike Was Towed To The Dealer, Bob’s bmw In Jessup, Md, I Was Informed Today That The Technician Found That The Hose Clips That Attach The fuel Hose To The fuel Rail Were Missing. The Part Assembly Involved Is bmw Part # 13537723527. This Defect, Which The Technician Said Was Factory-assembled By bmw In Germany, Not At The Dealer, Was Thus Present When The Bike Was Delivered New To Me. This Represents A Potentially Life-threatening Risk Of A Severe Gasoline Vehicle Fire And Explosion. I Request That bmw Be Required To Inspect All Of The K1600 Series Bikes From This Factory To Ascertain How Many Of Them Were Shipped With This Extremely Hazardous Defect. The Factory Should Institute New Procedures To Guarantee That These Motorcycles Cannot Be Shipped In This Hazardous Condition To Unsuspecting Buyers. *tr

Mileage was 150 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB1061107CZ. BMW K 1600 GTL 2012 problem was reported in POTOMAC, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 04, 2011

2012 BMW K 1600 GTL problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW K 1600 GTL, driving a 2012 BMW K 1600 GTL, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Fuel System, Gasoline problems and defects.

2012 BMW K 1600 GTL Electrical System problems & defects.

BMW K 1600 GTL Electrical System problems : 7.

Left And Right Handlebar Controller Quits Functioning. The Left Controller Houses The Horn, Turn Signals, Cruise Control, Bright Lights, Fog Lamps, Traction Control, Hazard Warning Flashers, And The Damping On The Motorcycle Among Other Things That Are Not So Hazardous Such As Radio Volume And Wind Shield Height. Right Handlebar Controller Houses The Engine Cutoff Switch, Riding Mode (rain, Dry, Dynamic) Which Controls The Responsive Of The Bike, And Less Critical Items Such As The Power Locks For Luggage Compartments. These Have Been Replaced Five Times On My Bike Since Being Put Service July 2012 And Traveling 13k Miles — Got To Give The Credit For Trying But Engine Cutting Out, Horn Quitting, Blinkers Quitting, Etc Is Probably A Highway Safety Issue. Below Are Two Links, One Is A Video Of The Bike Stalling On A Major And Crowded Interstate — Illustrates The Danger. 2d Is Another Link Showing Complaints By Others And Lack Resolution After Multiple Replacement Switches. Http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw-k1600-general-discussions/18657-engine-quit-me-freeway.html Http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw-k1600-general-discussions/5614-switches-handle-bars.html I Assume You Can Ask bmw Motorcycles How Many Of These Switches Have Been Replaced And Get The Real Data And Maybe An Answer As To A Solution To Make These Bikes Safer. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 5000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB106120XCZ. BMW K 1600 GTL 2012 problem was reported in LILBURN, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Sept 04, 2012

Three (3) K1600 Gtl Sudden Engine Cutoff Events That I Experienced On June 14, And June 16, 2013. This Documents A Significant Safety Concern On My 2012 bmw K1600gtl. In Three Separate Events, My K1600gtl Engine Shutdown At Full Speed (75 Mph, 55 Mph) While On The Throttle With No Advance Notice. All Three Events Were ‘on The Throttle’ Events – Not Coasting. The Bike Engine Shutdown Abruptly And The Bike Jolted Forward. I Had To Take Evasive Action During All Three Events To Get To The Side Of The Road. I Consider Them To Be Significant Near Misses That Could Have Caused A Crash. Immediately Upon Getting The Bike Off The Road, The Bike Would Not Start Immediately. However, As Soon As I Switched The Ignition Key To Off, Then On, The Bike Started Right Up And I Was Able To Ride. The Dealer Indicated The Fix Was A Software Upgrade, To Eliminate A Problem With The Throttle Valve Control Software Or Program. I Had Asked If This Was A Known Upgrade, He Was Sure. I Posed The Following Questions To The Dealer And Am Awaiting A Reply: 1. Five (5) Service Bulletins On The Bike Are Noted On The Nhtsa Website. Are There Actually Five Service Bulletins On The Bike? Have All Five Of These Service Bulletins Been Applied To My Bike? 2.did The Throttle Valve Software Have A Known Problem? Was There Actually A Software Or Firmware Upgrade You Applied To The Motorcycle Computer Or Was The Original Revision Number Of The Software Simply Reloaded Into The Bike Computer As There Was A Bug Shown On The Diagnostic Computer? 3.reports Of This Type Of Event For bmw K1600 Gtl/gt Owners. I Acknowledge Others Have Had This Problem As Noted On The Forum, And Here Is A Video Of One Other Rider – My Situation Was Identical To This. Http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=wryfi9ebu8w. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 16000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB1061202CZ. BMW K 1600 GTL 2012 problem was reported in ALLENTOWN, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

June 14, 2013

My bmw K1600gtl Has Experienced Four (4) Failures Of The electrical Control Switches On The Handlebars. The First Failure Was On The Left Side Causing The Left Turn Signal To Not Function. The Second Failure Was Of The Replaced Left Handlebar Cluster Causing The High Beam (headlights) To Not Function. The Third Switch Failure Was Again On The Left Switch Cluster On The Turn Signal Cancel Switch Causing The Turn Signals To Function For 0.2 Miles Until They Self Canceled. This Was The Most Hazardous Situation As Other Vehicles Would Attempt To Pull In Front Of Me Thinking I Was Signaling For A Turn. The Most Recent Failure Has Been The Right Handlebar Switch Cluster And Failure Of The Central Locking System. This Failure Is Not Significant, But This Switch Cluster Also Controls The Engine Management Modes As Well As The Start/engine Kill Switches. Failure Of Either One Of Those Switches Could Be Detrimental. 5 Switches (some Safety Related) In 2 Years Is Excessive. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 2000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB1061205CZ. BMW K 1600 GTL 2012 problem was reported in MARYVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 01, 2012

My bmw K1600gtl Has Experienced 3 Failures Of The Multi-purpose electrical Control Switch On The Left Handlebar And 1 Failure Of The Multi-purpose Switch On The Right Handlebar. The Left Handlebar Failures Were The High/low Beam Switch 2 Times And The Menu Button 1 Time. The Right Handlebar Failure Was The Mode Switch That Controls Engine Mapping For Road, Dynamic And Rain. I Was Told By Two bmw Motorcycle Dealership Employees That These Failures Are Very Common And bmw Denies There Is A Problem. The Issue With These Switches Are Safety Related Because Failure Of The Functions They Provide Can Lead To An Unsafe Condition, E.g., Turn Signal, High/low Beam, Horn, Wind Screen Height, Engine Mapping, Engine Kill Switch, Etc.

Mileage was 6000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB1061208CZ. BMW K 1600 GTL 2012 problem was reported in PLANTATION, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

July 09, 2013

Turn Signals Will Not Turn Off By Switch Once Activated. This Causes An Unsafe Condition, As Traffic Could Enter From The Right Or Left Assuming The Motorcycle Operator Intends To Turn, Causing The Potential For A Broadside Collision Which Would Likely Cause Injury Or Death To The Motorcycle Operator. The Turn Signal First Presented This Defect During A Relatively Hot Day (90 Degree) And During Cooler Weather Worked Normally. Now The Condition Is More Recurring Even At Lower Temperatures. The Turn Signal Switch Is Part Of The Left Multi-function Switch Housing. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 5600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB1061204CZ. BMW K 1600 GTL 2012 problem was reported in APO, AE. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS.

Aug 30, 2013

Unable To Lower Wind Screen. Left Hand Switch Failed, Screen Stuck In Lower Position Subjecting Rider And Passenger To Heavy Rain And Wind During Cross Country Trip. The Switches On The bmw K1600 Motorcycles Often Fail, E.g. Bike Turns Off, Cruise Control Doesn’t Work, Turn Signal Inoperable. Dealer, Morton’s bmw Tells Me These Switches Continue To Fail On Numerous K1600s. Switches Are Not Available After 6 Weeks Of Being “on Order” *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 13000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB1061106CZ. BMW K 1600 GTL 2012 problem was reported in CATLETT, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MORTONS BMW .

Aug 01, 2013

I Was Traveling At Highway Speed On A Busy Interstate, When I Went To Pass A Car. I Twisted The Throttle And The Bike Began To Gain Speed Normally, And Then Suddenly It Lost All Power. I Was Able To Get Out Of The Way Of Other Traffic And Coast Onto The Shoulder, Where I Discovered The Engine Was Actually Still Running, But The Throttle Control Was Completely Inoperative. An Indicator Light On The Dash Was Illuminated, Which, According To The Manual, Meant The Engine Had Gone Into “emergency Operation Mode.” After Shutting The Bike Off And Restarting A Few Times, It Returned To Normal Operation. When I Took It To The Dealer To Have The Problem Checked Out, They Said The History Confirmed That The Bike Had Lost Electronic Throttle Control For The Fly-by-wire System, But Was Functioning Properly Now. They Were Unable To Suggest Any Possible Causes Or Fixes For The Problem, Or Predict When, Or If, It Will Happen Again. The Service Tech Literally Shrugged His Shoulders At Me And Sent Me On My Way. I Know Motorcycles Are Inherently Dangerous, But This Is A Potentially Life-threatening Flaw. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 17000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB106120XCZ. BMW K 1600 GTL 2012 problem was reported in WENTZVILLE, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Aug 18, 2013

2012 BMW K 1600 GTL problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW K 1600 GTL, driving a 2012 BMW K 1600 GTL, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Electrical System problems and defects.