Originally Posted by dongold
On mine, both sides failed. When Touring Sport BMW In Greenville SC bailed me out, they replaced both with switches off a bike on showroom floor. The left one did not solve problems. The right one worked. Manhattan BMW has replaced the left switch again, and says it works. But they are _still_ waiting for shipment of new batch of right switches from BMW. So I cannot provide any additional info.
Don, both sides are or will be replaced TWICE
Have you heard from either dealer said why or what is the issue with them since? Are contacts just not making, burning, or wire loom issues?
I can see an issue that the one they took off the switchgear on the showroom floor could have been first-run (faulty), but still. To have it yet replaced again is a phenomenal failure rate (two out of two, even stock, is pretty poor QC). At least they are jumping on it quicker than the final drive failure issues of the past decade throughout the line.
Maybe the old "hard-to-understand" switchgear motojournalists had issues with wasn't so bad after all. As if final drives pooping out on the road wasn't bad enough, just turning one of these 09's loose in the Iron Butt Rally and watching it implode will be hard to swallow.
Sad part is I've been contemplating getting one since my final drive is speaking to me - and not in a good way. To have two
items that may leave me stranded is beyond any selling point now. Maybe a 2010 model....maybe. I dunno.