BMW Recalls Over 16,000 Motorcycles Because of Fuel Leak

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The second of BMW Motorrad USA’s recalls to hit in the past few days, this one concerns the fuel pump flange on the following motorcycles: BMW K1300S (2009-2011), BMW K1300GT (2009-2011), BMW S1000 RR (2010-2011), BMW R1200GS (2005-2011), BMW R1200GS Adventure (2005-2011), BMW R1200R (2005-2011), BMW R1200RT (2005-2011), BMW R1200S (2005-2011), BMW R1200 ST (2005-2011), BMW HP2 Enduro (2006-2010), BMW HP2 Megamoto (2006-2010), BMW HP2 Sport (2006-2010), BMW K1200R  (2005-2008), BMW K1200R Sport (2005-2008), BMW K1200B (2005-2008), BMW K1200S (2005-2008),  BMW K1200GT (2005-2008), BMW K1600GT (2012), and the BMW K1600GTL (2012).

As you can tell from the extensive list, there is a plethora of machines in the United States affected by this recall, 16,926 motorcycles to be precise, and it is a continuation of a previous recall for the same issue.

According to recall documents,BMW received complaints of a fuel leak for the population of motorcycles which received the support ring remedy under 13V-617.

After monitoring the field between August 2019 and July 2020, which included collecting and analyzing parts, it was determined that certain motorcycles, that received the fuel pump flange repair in the previous recall, returned to a BMW motorcycle dealer at a later date due to a fuel leak and then needed the fuel pump replaced.

The analysis by BMW Motorrad showed that fuel pump flange crack propagation could occur and ultimately result in a fuel leak.

To remedy the issue, BMW Motorrad USA will notify affected owners, and BMW dealers will replace the fuel pump(s) with an improved version, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 2, 2020.

Concerned, owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and

Source: NHTSA

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