BMW Recalls K1300 S and GT... Again
The direct consequence of such a problem is quite obvious, as it could increase the risk of a crash and have serious consequences on the riders' safety.
“BMW is recalling certain model year 2009 and 2010 K1300 S and K1300 GT motorcycles manufactured between September 11, 2008 and November 19, 2009,” the safety recall stated.
"Poor fuel quality may lead to small deposits within the throttle bodies. During engine operation in a low rpm range, typically near idle speed (when coming to a stop) air flow could be sufficiently restricted and engine stalling could occur. Engine stalling could result in a vehicle crash,” the company mentioned in the advisory posted on the NHTSA website.
Just as expected, all operations will be conducted free of charge through BMW Motorrad's authorized US dealership network, sometime in January 2010. “BMW will notify owners and repair the motorcycles by updating the engine management software free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during January 2010.”
This, in fact, is not the first time that BMW issues a safety warning concerning these models, as some two months ago it recalled them due to a problem with handlebar switches, which might fail and lead to engine stalling.