If you are an earlier BMW R 1200 GS/ GS Adventure owner, chances are that you might have already encountered a fuel pump issue way before this news was written.
BMW of North America recently issued a recall on certain R 1200 GS and other non-GS models from that were manufactured between 2005-2012, following a recall issue from the US’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The recall issue states that “motorcycles involved previously received a support ring repair under a 2014 recall number 13V-617, which also dealt with a potential leak at the fuel pump. Vehicles that received the earlier recall remedy, which did not have a fuel pump replacement at a later date, may have a fuel pump flange that cracks and possibly leaks over time.”
The BMW Motorrad models included in the recall are the 2005-2011 R1200 (GS, GS Adventure, R, RT, S, ST); 2006-2010 HP2 (Enduro, Megamoto, Sport); 2009-2011 K1300 (S, GT); 2010-2011 S1000 RR; 2005-2008 K1200 (R, R Sport, S, GT); and 2012 K1600 (GT, GTL).
If not resolved, according to the NHTSA, fuel may leak from the cracked fuel pump flange while the engine is running, and that might be potentially dangerous to the rider and increases the risk of fire.
Those eligible for the recall will receive a notification via mail. The notice will instruct them to take their BMW motorcycle at the nearest BMW Motorrad service center to fix the issue free of charge. Those who have already replaced the faulty fuel pump at their own expense may be eligible for reimbursement. The recall is expected to commence by October 2, 2020.
In total, 16,926 BMW motorcycles are affected by this recent recall. Take note that this recall is for models sold in the US.
Here in the Philippines
MotoPinas.com has reached out to BMW Motorrad's Director, Gil Balderas, to find out if we have a similar recall here in the country. So far, according to Balderas, there is no recall issue that affects models that were shipped in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as Europe.