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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd

OCTOBER 1998

Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Bayerische Motoren Werke

Models:
BMW K1200RS Motorcycle Year: 1998

Number Involved: 1,000

Dates of Manufacture: January 1997 - October 1997

Defect: During extended operation in high ambient temperatures, the area of the pump mounting surface of the fuel tank can deform, forming a gap between the tank mounting surface and the gasket, allowing fuel to escape from the tank at that area. If an ignition source is present, a fire could occur.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the fuel pump-to-tank gasket. Owner notification is expected to begin toward the end of December 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.

[NHTSA Recall No. 98V258]


NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.