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Thousands of BMW motorcycle owners will be contacted by BMW GB to be informed about potential cracks that could develop in the fuel pump flanges and result in fuel leaks.

According to motorcyclenews.com, the company has advised bike owners not to panic, as no safety issues were reported in the United Kingdom. However, nearly all bikes, including four-cylinder and boxer models produced between 2005 and 2012, have been affected. People who possess such motorcycles will have to contact a preferable BMW dealer to carry out the fix for free or do so at the next service.

The fault has affected nearly 50,200 motorcycles in the United States, where they will be recalled as requested by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In the UK, it is likely that thousands of bikes will also be recalled, but their exact number is not clear at this point.

The manufacturer explained that in very rare cases, leaks can occur and this could cause a smell of petrol or a small loss of fuel. BMW rates the fault as not critical to safety, and says that to date, no situations related to safety have occurred and that none are expected in the future.

The models affected are as follows: BMW HP2 Enduro 2006, BMW HP2 Megamoto 2008-2009, BMW HP2 Sport 2008-2010, BMW K 1200 GT 2006-2008, BMW K 1200 R 2006-2008, BMW K 1200 R Sport 2007, BMW K 1200 S 2005-2008, BMW K 1300 GT 2009-2011, BMW K 1300 S 2009-2011, BMW K 1600 GT 2012, BMW K 1600 GTL 2012, BMW R 1200 GS 2005-2011, BMW R 1200 GS Adventure 2006-2011, BMW R 1200 R 2007-2011, BMW R 1200 RT 2005-2011, BMW R 1200 S 2007, BMW R 1200 ST2005-2007 and BMW S 1000 RR2010-2011.

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