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ADV NewsRecall Issued On BMW R1200GS, HP2 Enduro & Other BMW Models

Recall Issued On BMW R1200GS, HP2 Enduro & Other BMW Models

Older BMW enduro and other models recalled for potential fuel leak.

Published on 08.23.2020

BMW of North America has issued a recall on certain R1200GS models as well as other non-GS models for an issue with a leaking fuel pump flange. A total of 16,926 BMW motorcycles, from model years 2005-2012, may be affected by the recall issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

BMW GS models included in the recall are the 2005-2011 R1200 (GS, GS Adventure, R, RT, S, ST), 2006-2010 HP2 (Enduro, Megamoto, Sport),  2009-2011 K1300 (S, GT), 2010-2011 S1000 RR, 2005-2008 K1200 (R, R Sport, S, GT), and 2012 K1600 (GT, GTL).


This safety recall involves the fuel pump, and potentially the auxiliary fuel pump as well. According to the defect report, motorcycles involved previously received a support ring repair under a 2014 recall number 13V-617, which also dealt with a potential leak at the fuel pump. Vehicles that received the earlier recall remedy, which did not have a fuel pump replacement at a later date, may have a fuel pump flange that cracks and possibly leaks overtime. 

What Could Happen

The NHTSA recall report states that a cracked fuel pump flange may result in a fuel leak while the engine is running. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

Models Affected By The Recall:

BMWHP2 SPORT2007-2010
BMWK 1300 GT2009-2011
BMWK 1300 S2009-2011
BMWK 1600 GT2012
BMWK 1600 GTL2012
BMWK1200 GT2005-2008
BMWK1200 R2005-2008
BMWK1200 R SPORT2005-2008
BMWK1200 S2005-2008
BMWR 1200 R2009-2010
BMWR1200 GS2005-2011
BMWR1200 GS ADVENTURE2006-2011
BMWR1200 HP22006-2008
BMWR1200 R2006-2008, 2011
BMWR1200 RT2005-2011
BMWR1200 S2006-2008
BMWR1200 ST2005-2008
BMWS1000 RR2010-2011

How To Get It Fixed

Owners will be notified by First Class mail and instructed to take their motorcycle to an authorized BMW motorcycle dealer to have the remedy performed. Dealers will replace the fuel pump(s) with an improved version, free of charge. Owners who have replaced the fuel pump at their own expense prior to the recall notification may be eligible for reimbursement. The recall is expected to begin October 2, 2020.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153). You can also check your VIN to see if you are affected by the recall at

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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20 thoughts on “Recall Issued On BMW R1200GS, HP2 Enduro & Other BMW Models

  1. Ohhh I’m shocked …just kidding. Bmw broke all the records in recalls in this industry and now they are just defending their lead

  2. Exactly why I will never buy one again, my last one was a lemon, leaking brakes, rear end blowing up, leaking fuel limp mode……

    • collapsing rear shocks, forks breaking, egg shaped spoke wheels….and most of all, my dealer and bmw were freakin’ jerks about it.

      • I just rolled over 100K last week and back from a 2500 mile ride. Only problem ? The original battery had to be replaced….Creamy – you just had a bad experience…that does not cover a full brand of bikes….every brand has problems…..BMW Motorad Machines are well made bikes

    • Exactly what happened to my 2005 1200GS, a month before the first recall. Amazed it didn’t go up in flames. That part was not listed in the recall and they would not cover the 400 dollar towing bill or the $100 repair at the Boise dealer. They did perform the recall no cost. Had about 37K miles…mostly a trouble free great ride. However, the brake system is ridiculous to service and prone to failure also. Then there’s poor fitting gearbox seals and difficult rear drive maintenance. Despite my love for the good miles I wouldn’t touch a boxer model between 2005- 2011 if buying used…leaving me with NO trade-in value. Class action lawsuit anyone?

  3. I have a 2005 R1200RT that had to have the fuel pump replaced last year for this issue. I just got off the phone with BMW reimbursement program and they told me that my bike was not on the recall list. I told them about this article and they said “call the dealer”.

    • I just looked up my 2006 R1200GS using the VIN in the link the article shared. My bike is not showing up for any recalls….but the article also states that recalls are expected to begin Oct. 1, 2020. I’ll be checking back.

    • Crap design to begin with you don’t put a pipe plug thread (fitting) into a plastic thread. I had the main pump leak which BMW covered lucky I didn’t catch fire. The auxiliary tank leaked next which I caught before blowing up, BMW didn’t cover that $440 out of pocket. Both had the re enforcement ring on them, both were replaced with the same ring design (crap). I’m sure the dealership will take a look for a leak say ‘you’re ok’ and sent me down the road. I’ll contact the “Tread Act Reimbursement” people to try to get my $400 back.
      2007 R1200GSA

  4. If you ever wanted evidence of the power of media (in our case motojournos) then look no further than the millions of lemming that read/watch/listen to BMW & KTM pressers/first ride reviews and then spend far too much on the two marques closer to the very bottom of owner satisfaction surveys.

  5. Most of you anti – BMW are full of old honda brains.
    My 2009 GS and my 2007 GS are and were just great.
    With proper maint they are great bikes..Cannot be beat for long range trips.
    My 2009 GS is at 98000 miles and going strong
    Quit whining or go buy a Schwinn

  6. My 2012 GSA has been the best bike I’ve owned, both in reliability and enjoyment. My fuel leak started a last week on the beginning of a 2500 mile trip. It’s scheduled for repair next month. Disappointing, but at least BMW is owning the repair.


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