BMW Motorrad has issued two recalls in North America for leaks in brakes and real tanks for a variety of models.
The recalls do not affect any bikes in Australia.
The brake recall affects the following models:
- 2019 and 2020 BMW R 1250 GS
- 2019 and 2020 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure
- 2019 and 2020 BMW R 1250 RT
- 2020 BMW S 1000 RR
- 2020 BMW S 1000 XR
The recall notice says the front brake calliper may leak brake fluid when parked.
This fluid weeping is related to a small incompatibility between the inner seal and seal groove of affected brake callipers.
This could affect brake performance.
Owners should also be aware that brake fluid is extremely corrosive and may affect paintwork.
Riders are asked to check their front brake reservoirs for leaks and contact their local dealers for an inspection and free replacement.
Fault fuel pump
BMW Motorrad has also issued a recall on several 2005 to 2012 models over to a potentially faulty fuel pump.
The following BMW models are involved:
- 2009-2011 BMW K 1300 S
- 2009-2011 BMW K 1300 GT
- 2010-2011 BMW S 1000 RR
- 2005-2011 BMW R 1200 GS
- 2005-2011 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
- 2005-2011 BMW R 1200 R
- 2005-2011 BMW R 1200 RT
- 2006-2008 BMW R 1200 S
- 2005-2008 BMW R 1200 ST
- 2006 BMW HP2 Enduro
- 2007-2009 BMW HP2 Megamoto
- 2007-2010 BMW HP2 Sport
- 2005-2008 BMW K 1200 R
- 2005-2008 BMW K 1200 R Sport
- 2005-2008 BMW K 1200 S
- 2005-2008 BMW K 1200 GT
- 2012 BMW K 1600 GT
- 2012 BMW K 1600 GTL
The recall notice says excessive loads on the fuel pump flange could cause the plastic to crack and lead to a fuel leak.
Owners are asked to bring in their bikes to a BMW dealer for an inspection and the free installation of a reinforcing ring.
Some owners whose bikes had a support ring replaced in a 2013 recall may require a new fuel pump.
They are warned of potential fire risks from the fuel leak.
Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.
If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.
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