- 20,963 motorcycles recalled
- BMW expects a defect rate of 10 per cent
- Recall expected to begin in April 2021
BMW Motorrad has recalled several models in the US over a potentially faulty fuel pump. A total of 20,963 have been recalled. BMW Motorrad expects 10 per cent of the total recalled motorcycles to suffer from the faulty fuel pump.
The models affected by this recall include: S 1000 RR (2011-2014), S 1000 R (2014), HP4 (2013-2014), R 1200 GS/R 1200 GS Adventure (2011-2014), K 1300 S (2011-2014), K 1600 GT/GTL/GTL Exclusive (2011-2014), R 1200 R/R 1200 RT (2011-2014), and the R nineT (2014).
According to the recall notice, the fuel pump, and the auxiliary fuel pump in certain models may crack and leak fuel during vehicle operation. A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, may result in a fire. BMW will notify owners and dealers will replace the faulty fuel pump with a rectified unit free of charge. This recall is expected to begin April 2, 2021.
The fuel pump will be replaced by an improved version. The support ring at the quick connector location of the flange on the updated unit has been installed by an electric fastening tool.