BMW Recalls 2006-2008 R1200 GS
According to the report, “BMW is recalling certain model year 2006 through 2008 R1200 GS motorcycles manufactured between August 2006 and January 2008. The sealing of the fuel pump control unit housing might be insufficient and water could intrude into the control unit housing creating a humid atmosphere. Under such conditions, the fuel pump could corrode and then fail.”
The direct consequence of this fuel pump failure would lead to a sudden stop of the engine, without prior warning. That means that if this incident occurs while the motorcycle is being driven, the driver would be unable to maintain speed or accelerate and therefore it would raise the risk of crash, especially at higher speeds.
“Failure of the fuel pump will cause inadequate fuel to reach the engine and cause the engine to stop running. A loss of engine power without warning could increase the risk of crash,” the report states.
However, according to the notification posted on the official National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, the manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a remedy or notification schedule, but owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117 if their motorcycle fits the above description.
Customers may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safecar.gov.