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OnlineSharkfighter

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    RT recall fuel pump problems
    « on: 2021-02-23 10:03:44 »

    I see that there has been a recall in the USA for fuel pump problems, has anyone heard if this affects us in the UK?

    New rounds of recalls on fuel pump (same as previous year models a few months ago) will be announced for R1200RT 2011 to 2014 https://www.advpulse.com/adv-news/bmw-issues-more-recalls-on-r1200gs-other-models-for-fuel-leaks/

    OnlineDavid.

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      Re: RT recall fuel pump problems
      « Reply #1 on: 2021-02-23 10:51:25 »
      Has anyone heard if this affects us in the UK?

      There was an issue in the UK with some Camhead RT's. With the VIN Number, a BMW dealer can confirm whether or not that particular bike needs attention.

      Thousands of BMWs need fuel fix? /index.php?topic=1153.msg6931#msg6931

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        Re: RT recall fuel pump problems
        « Reply #2 on: 2021-02-23 20:35:54 »
        I’ve just checked the Vosa recall page for a September 2014 RT & 2013 and the only recall listed is for the ESA piston rod.
        « Last Edit: 2021-02-23 20:38:33 by 7vwh »

        OnlineSharkfighter

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          Re: RT recall fuel pump problems
          « Reply #3 on: 2021-02-23 20:51:16 »
          I’ve just checked BMW.co.uk for outstanding recalls on my RT and nothing was showing, good news  :)

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            Re: RT recall fuel pump problems
            « Reply #4 on: 2021-02-23 21:15:34 »
            As far as I'm aware, a "recall" is usually a safety issue, e.g. the Wethead ESA piston rod, where you have to stop riding the bike immediately.

            The fuel pump problem was not a safety issue, therefore, I think it's covered by a "technical campaign", you could continue to ride the bike.

            If there is any doubt, best just ring a dealer with a VIN Number.

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              RT recall fuel pump problems
              « Reply #5 on: 2021-02-24 02:51:09 »
              As far as I'm aware, a "recall" is usually a safety issue, e.g. the Wethead ESA piston rod, where you have to stop riding the bike immediately.

              The fuel pump problem was not a safety issue, therefore, I think it's covered by a "technical campaign", you could continue to ride the bike.

              If there is any doubt, best just ring a dealer with a VIN Number.
              Here in the USA, the possibility of a leaking fuel pump assembly and risk of fire IS a safety issue... I took the 2006 RT in today, the 09 RT goes in tomorrow...


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              OnlineDavid.

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                Re: RT recall fuel pump problems
                « Reply #6 on: 2021-02-24 06:56:26 »
                I took the 2006 RT in today, the 09 RT goes in tomorrow.

                Is a crack in the flange on the tank the potential problem.



                Is a reinforcing metal ring fitted to rectify it.


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                  Re: RT recall fuel pump problems
                  « Reply #7 on: 2021-02-24 07:11:25 »
                  Per the recall, last week they replaced the entire fuel pump, not just a reinforcing ring on the flange.  This done in California, but I believe this is the same throughout the U.S.  Can't understand why this recall wouldn't be issued in the U.K. since this is a critical safety problem.

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                    Re: RT recall fuel pump problems
                    « Reply #8 on: 2021-02-24 10:15:35 »
                    Per the recall, last week they replaced the entire fuel pump, not just a reinforcing ring on the flange.

                    "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."

                    Can't understand why this recall wouldn't be issued in the U.K. since this is a critical safety problem.

                    My 2012 Camhead wasn't subject to the 2014 recall, might just make a phone call to a BMW dealer for clarification.

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                      Re: RT recall fuel pump problems
                      « Reply #9 on: 2021-02-24 10:30:24 »
                      My 2012 Camhead wasn't subject to the 2014 recall, might just make a phone call to a BMW dealer for clarification.

                      Allan Jefferies have confirmed that there are currently no "Technical Campaigns" on my 2012 RT and if there were any, they would let me know.

                      From what I can see, https://motorcycles.news/en/recall-bmws-may-have-fuel-leaks/ this recall could affect the global market.

                      The RT years concerned are 2005-2011 which will explain why in 2014, I got a letter about a 2010 RT I had recently part-ex'ed.
                      « Last Edit: 2021-02-24 11:54:03 by David. »

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                        RT recall fuel pump problems
                        « Reply #10 on: 2021-02-24 17:33:41 »
                        The way BMW explained this recall to me was this:

                        IF you have a bike that’s affected by this recall it is inspected first.

                        If there’s evidence of cracking at the flange, the fuel pump is replaced under warranty.

                        In addition, if the bike went in for the previous recall to fit the metal reinforcing ring at the base of the flange, the fuel pump will be replaced as well. This is irregardless of whether or not cracks have occurred.

                        Apparently their previous “fix “didn’t fix everything.

                        UPDATE...just picked up my 06, dropped off the 09.
                        It appears in talking to my BMW tech that there may have been two different reinforcing rings used on the fuel pump flanges; they are looking at one particular type as the indicator for ‘replace fuel pump assembly’...


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                        « Last Edit: 2021-02-24 22:17:56 by rangemaster728 »

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                          Re: RT recall fuel pump problems
                          « Reply #11 on: 2021-02-27 21:11:33 »
                          On my 2010, that's pretty much what my dealer told me. Inspect first and they will determine fix. Didn't see a crack, but must have had previous recall as needed to order a replacement fuel pump to fix the warranty. Good to get it done early and free, bad that it will be out of service a week, the first time in 2 months the weather breaks and I could be riding.

                          The way BMW explained this recall to me was this:

                          IF you have a bike that’s affected by this recall it is inspected first.

                          If there’s evidence of cracking at the flange, the fuel pump is replaced under warranty.

                          In addition, if the bike went in for the previous recall to fit the metal reinforcing ring at the base of the flange, the fuel pump will be replaced as well. This is irregardless of whether or not cracks have occurred.

                          Apparently their previous “fix “didn’t fix everything.

                          UPDATE...just picked up my 06, dropped off the 09.
                          It appears in talking to my BMW tech that there may have been two different reinforcing rings used on the fuel pump flanges; they are looking at one particular type as the indicator for ‘replace fuel pump assembly’...


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                            Re: RT recall fuel pump problems
                            « Reply #12 on:Yesterday at 03:47 »
                            "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."

                            My 2012 Camhead wasn't subject to the 2014 recall, might just make a phone call to a BMW dealer for clarification.






                            I bought my ‘11 in ‘14 and mine got recalled for the left side handlebar switch gear (having a brain fart) also the dealer installed a new fuel pump.