BMW Recalls over 50,000 Motorcycles Due to Fuel Leak Issues

2012 BMW K 1600 GTL

2012 BMW K 1600 GTL

2005-2012 BMW Motorcycles Recalled

BMW of North America has recalled 50,184 of its R-, K-, S1000RR- and HP2-model motorcycles due to possible fuel-leak issues.

BMW says on certain-model 2005-2011 R models, 2005-2012 K models, 2010-2011 S1000RR models and 2006-2010 HP2 models, the fuel-pump flange (and auxiliary fuel-pump flange if equipped) can develop cracks and leak fuel.

BMW says a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

Following are the models affected:

  • 2006 BMW HP2 ENDURO
  • 2008-2009 BMW HP2 MEGAMOTO
  • 2008-2010 BMW HP2 SPORT
  • 2006-2008 BMW K 1200 GT
  • 2006-2008 BMW K 1200 R
  • 2007 BMW K 1200 R SPORT
  • 2005-2008 BMW K 1200 S
  • 2009-2011 BMW K 1300 GT
  • 2009-2011 BMW K 1300 S
  • 2012 BMW K 1600 GT
  • 2012 BMW K 1600 GTL
  • 2005-2011 BMW R 1200 GS
  • 2006-2011 BMW R 1200 GS ADVENTURE
  • 2007-2011 BMW R 1200 R
  • 2005-2011 BMW R 1200 RT
  • 2007 BMW R 1200 S
  • 2005-2007 BMW R 1200 ST
  • 2010-2011 BMW S 1000 RR

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will either reinforce the fuel pump flange or replace the pump, as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in February 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

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.