Consumers have filed a total of 7 complaints for G650GS models.
Some times motorcycle will not idle. Has done it while trying to move in traffic situation. Very dangerous
Tl* the contact owns a 2016 bmw g650gs. The contact stated that the motorcycle would stall whenever the throttle was released at any speed. If the throttle was constant, the vehicle would surge violently without warning. The contact took the motorcycle to the dealer, but it was not officially diagnosed. The motorcycle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and opened a case. The vin was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 300.
Tl* the contact owns a 2015 bmw g650gs. While driving approximately 5 mph, the motorcycle stalled without warning. The contact applied the clutch and restarted the motorcycle. The failure recurred six other times. The motorcycle was repaired per nhtsa campaign number: 16v689000 (electronic stability control) on november 17, 2015 and january 28, 2017. The motorcycle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 9,000.
Stalling while in operation even after warming up for 5-10 minutes on idle. Stalls while clutch is in and rpm below 2000.
Defective ecu causes engine to stall unexpectedly during operation, resulting in sudden loss of power. This is a known problem to bmw as this exact same model has been recalled in australia for the exact same reasons.
I previously left a phone complaint #10926258 with nhsta and upon further investigation there appears to have been a recall for my exact problem (recall 16v-689) however my particular vin was not associated with this recall after contacting bmw motorrad usa and thus they stated that there was nothing that they could do other than recommend me to pay to have it serviced at a dealership. I feel that for a safety concern that i the consumer should not be faulted into paying for a diagnosis and review of a brand new motorcycle. A summory of my issue: my vehicle stalls and the engine dies when below a certain rpm threshold or when the clutch is depressed when coming to a stop and is unable to start again for several minutes. This has happened 4 separate times on my motorcycle with less that 1000 miles on it. The most recent occurrence was 14nov16 at 215pm pst. My concern is that my safety issue is not going to be resolved because of the seclusion of my particular vin with recall 16v-689. I will attempt to document the next occurrence of this issue to further help my cause in getting this safety issue with my motorcycle addressed.
Tl* the contact owns a 2016 bmw g650gs. While driving 15 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 720.