BMW Recalls More Bikes For Fuel Pump Issues

BMW Recalls More Bikes For Fuel Pump Issues

Fuel pumps are once again the subject of a BMW Motorrad recall. For this occurrence, BMW says a total of 20,963 motorcycles are affected. This is at least the third time that BMW has recalled bikes due to a fuel pump concern. The most recent leaking fuel pump recall was issued in August 2020. And it was during the review process for these leaks that BMW uncovered an additional population of bikes with the problem. “In January 2021, BMW received additional complaints and those were reviewed with a focus on the possibility that those complaints might also pertain to fuel pumps containing a support ring installed during supplier production by a pneumatic fastening tool. An analysis was performed of leaks by fuel pump build level configuration. The review indicated that fuel pumps produced with a support ring specifically installed by a pneumatic fastening tool could introduce unwanted tolerance during the fastening process and, over time, lead to fuel pump flange crack propagation at the location of the quick connector. Ultimately, this could result in a fuel leak.” So the use …
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