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BMW Recall 16,926 motorcycles due to increased the risk of a fire

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Has taken a while for the FED's to get on this. This recall was done on many bikes a few years ago. I don't like the idea of a reinforcing ring which was used in some cases. The plastic female interface of the fuel pump can easily be split by threading in the coupling fitting. To seal either teflon tape or suitable fuel proof thread compound is needed. This stuff is so slick it is easy to drive in the fitting too deep and split the cast in female flange. I've run into this at work in the past and was well aware of the problem the first time I looked at the fuel pump assembly. To add to the problem, many were breaking off the male portion of the snap together assembly. Many threads commented on the need to replace the quick connect. If only the hose side with the male portion that tended to break was replaced all was good. People that replaced both sides played with fire. (so to speak).
 

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I believe that they have been doing a “quiet” replacement for more than a few years. In March, I purchased a 2007 K1200S from a private party. As part of my due diligence, I inquired of the local dealer the status on recalls and service. Everything was up to date, but what caught my attention was this mention : fuel pump assembly and flange were replaced at mfgr expense in 2015.
 

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Stopped in at my local BMW dealer ask them about the recall for my bike they are looking into it waiting for BMW two Release the affected Vin numbers that’s what they told me anyway
 

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This is a new campaign, even bikes previously seen under the first one are under this new recall. The article I read in Motor Cyclist said BMW would send out notifications but that does not get to most folks who have bought these bikes used.
 

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Interesting. In Spring of '08 I bought my '06 used with 38XXK on the odo. First thing I did was to bring it to the dealer to get it checked out and one item listed on the service order was to replace the flange. The mechanic told me the selling dealer in Florida most likely broke it during a routine service so they decided to take care of it for me under warranty. At the time I figured it was because I was such a good customer but in retrospect I'm thinking it was the original recall. I think I'll take it back and have 'em check it out.
 

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Flange cracking was not a recall until 2013-2014. Bmw retrofitted a stamped steel collar on the outside of the flange to strengthen it, during 2019 it became apperent that that fix did not work long time, cracks happened anyway with leaking fuel as result. Bmw was then ordered to replace all fuelpumps with an upgraded part, as there is no parts available they will have to design, test and manufacture one. Any fuelpumps replaced prior or repaired prior to 2020 will have to be done again as all repairs are made with old parts of the same design that is failing.

In europe they will most likely not do anything so i plan to take mine off the bike this winter and use JB weld and a steel flange to hopefully stop the problem, as buying an eventual new part will cost both arms and legs to get here in sweden. Prices here range from 30-100% over what they charge in the US.
 

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Oh my,

Meese,

We cant thank you enough for conveying this info! If I have my fuel tank off my Bike one more time, I'm thinking about screaming! Between, bad fuel, Step Motors, Updated Air boxes and now a recall for Fire Hazards.....Oh, the hits, keep coming.

Let's here it for Cost Reduction Managers, and Life Time "last forever" fuel filters and pumps! Hip Hip, Hooray!

Still, nothing makes me happier than riding this motorcycle! Talk about a gluten for punishment!

Kudos and Accolades, my friend!
 

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Haven't received anything from BMW on either my 2012 K1600 GTL or the 2005 K1200S so I called Max BMW today to see what was going on. Thankfully neither bike is part of this recall.
 

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Haven't received anything from BMW on either my 2012 K1600 GTL or the 2005 K1200S so I called Max BMW today to see what was going on. Thankfully neither bike is part of this recall.
I received a notice from BMW a couple weeks ago. Recall Campaign No. 20V-471: Fuel Pump. My 2010 K1300S is in the dealer's shop now for the Recall.
 

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The initial recall from 2020 was broadened to include more models.

Nearly 21,000 BMW Motorcycles Recalled for Possible Fuel Leak

BMW Motorrad USA is recalling 11 motorcycle models, for a total of 20,963 units, because the fuel pump, and the auxiliary fuel pump in certain models, may crack and leak fuel during vehicle operation.
The affected models and years are as follows: HP4 (2013-2014), K1300S (2011-2014), K1600GT (2011-2014), K1600GTL (2011-2014), R1200GS (2011-2014), R1200GS Adventure (2011-2014), R1200R (2011-2014), R1200RT (2011-2014), R nineT (2014), S1000R (2014), S1000RR (2011-2014).
At the center of the recall is the fuel pump flange at the location of the quick connector, which when installed, uses a pneumatic fastening tool that could introduce unwanted tolerance during the fastening process.
 

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Amazing to me that the same recalls here in the States don’t appear to be applied for all our friends in other countries. Maybe your gas isn’t as flammable. :sneaky:
 

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My bike 08' K1200s was in indoor storage for almost a year. I couldn't start it recently despite fresh fuel and brand new battery.

In 2017 the same thing happened and dealer claimed fuel pump circuit disabled by CAN bus. The only way to remedy was a fuel pump replacement. Surprisingly BMW covered the fuel pump assembly part under "good will". I'd just have to pay the labor out of pocket.

Fast forward the bikes feel like it is going through the same no start symptom as in 2017. I called the dealer and they tell me my bike is included in the fuel pump recall.

Lucky me :D
 

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Just had mine done at Quakercity Motorsport in Philadelphia, PA. I went there because the only dealer in NJ is a mega store with almost all brands and they are jerks that refused to sell me parts because they were for BMW techs only and they had to protect their service department.
 
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