Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Coronado, CA NASNI
On my 2013 GS I had the very same switch-gear failure you describe and the dealer replaced it under warranty with an updated unit during the summer of 2013 and it worked fine, about two years later I had the bike in for a recall repair on the transmission seal and the dealer replaced the switch-gear on both sides as part of a customer experience improvement campaign and I have not had any issue's with them either.
But it is my understanding that the parts had been redesigned at least twice since the new model was introduced in 2013 and that the switches were originally manufactured by Nokia.
There is not always a part # change when parts are updated unless they change manufacturers of that part.
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