BMW of North America has issued a new recall on certain R 1200 GS/GS Adventure and other non-GS models for an issue with a fuel pump leak. A total of 20,963 BMW motorcycles from model years 2011-2014, may be affected by the recall issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This recall follows a similar one issued a few months ago for several earlier year models.
This safety recall involves the fuel pump, and potentially the auxiliary fuel pump as well. According to the defect report, it was found that fuel pumps produced with a support ring specifically installed by a pneumatic fastening tool could introduce unwanted tolerance during the fastening process. Over time, this can lead to fuel pump flange crack propagation at the location of the quick connector. Ultimately, this could result in a fuel leak.
Models affected by the recall:
MakeModelYearBMWHP42013-2014 BMWK 1300 S2011-2014 BMWK 1600 GT2011-2014 BMWK 1600 GTL2011-2014 BMWR 1200 GS2011-2014 BMWR 1200 GS ADVENTURE2011-2014 BMWR 1200 R2011-2014 BMWR 1200 RT2011-2014 BMWR NINE T2014BMWS 1000 R2014BMWS 1000 RR2014BMWS 1000 RR2011-2013
The NHTSA recall report states that the fuel pump and auxiliary fuel pump may crack and leak fuel while the engine is running. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
The fuel pump(s) will be replaced by an improved version in which the support ring at the quick connector location of the flange has been installed by an electric fastening tool. Owners will be notified by First Class mail and instructed to take their motorcycle to an authorized BMW motorcycle dealer to have the remedy performed for free. Owners who have replaced the fuel pump at their own expense prior to the recall notification may be eligible for reimbursement.
Recall number 21V-060 notification to owners is planned to begin on April 2, 2021. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.