BMW has recalled almost 51,000 motorcycles for fuel leak risks after an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Since the first complaint in 2006 and an internal investigation, BMW has now recalled various models because the plastic flange on the fuel pumps can crack and cause a fuel leak which poses a risk for fires. Incident reports from owners include gasoline gushing from the bike and multiple owners reported that their pant legs were soaked with gasoline after a ride.
The following models are issued in the recall:
- 2005-2011 BMW R-model motorcycles
- 2005-2012 BMW K-model motorcycles
- 2010-2011 BMW S 1000 RR motorcycles
- 2006-2010 BMW HP2 motorcycles
For a full list of the recalled motorcycles, click here. BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the motorcycles and reinforce or replace the faulty pump flange at no cost to owners.
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