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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 2011, 12:54 pm Thread Starter
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Recall-Fuel Indication/sensor?????

Greeting all this is my first post in a forum setting so please forgive my lack protocol ,
I am a owner of a beautiful k1200s 2008 , with that being said up to this point i have never had a issue with the bike, It has been great, up to now. Last year i was deployed overseas for a few months when i return I HAD TO GO Ride. Off I go .. after few hundred miles i notice that the fuel indicator had not moved, of course 5 miles later i run out of gas.. so of course i start doing some research the fuel sensor issue is found everywhere even the dealer said happens all the time. .. but of course my warranty has expired for my bike
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The question/s :

1) What has your experience with calling BMW North America Customer Service and issues outside your warranty.

2) If (BMW) they will cover the cost of the defective part.

3)Has anyone had any luck with BMW standing behind there product with this issue and repairing it ?

4. Why do you think BMW has not recalled this part? is it not a possible safety issue?

Any input would be great .. thanks
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Oft times BMW will provide the replacement part even if the bike is out of warranty, if you pay the labor for installation. It is worth a discussion with both your dealer and BMW customer service. Give it a try and let us know. My fuel strip failed , but replaced under warranty. BMW should stand by poor reliable OEM product.
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Oft times BMW will provide the replacement part even if the bike is out of warranty, if you pay the labor for installation. It is worth a discussion with both your dealer and BMW customer service. Give it a try and let us know. My fuel strip failed , but replaced under warranty. BMW should stand by poor reliable OEM product.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 2011, 7:23 pm
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For most people this is just a maintenance item that needs to be replaced every couple years. Apparently the part has a 2 year warranty on it, so you'll at least get 2 years out of it, but it's unfortunate that bmw doesn't address this reoccurring common SAFETY problem. My understand is they went back to the float type sensor in the new bikes, but that doesn't help us much!

A conversion kit would be nice, but I guess it would be quite expensive.
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