BMW is recalling a slew of R1200GS motorcycles made between 2006 and 2008 for a faulty seal on the fuel pump control unit housing. Because of this defect, water could penetrate into the control until and either corrode or short the mechanism, resulting in the pump failing, and fuel not reaching the motor. A sudden loss in power like this could result and non-rider induced superman across the tarmac, and the unnecessary involvement of personal injury attorneys….and no one wants that.
BMW hasn’t posted a notification to the NHTSA yet about what the remedy will be for this recall (probably part swap at your local BMW dealership), so you should give BMW a call directly if your motorcycle fits the above description, to find out what action to take. BMW North America can be reached at 1-800-831-1117. Owners may also contact the NHTSA about the matter at 1-888-327-4236, or go to safecar.gov, and reference NHTSA campaign number 09V319000.