Sunday, June 13, 2010

BMW R1200 GS Problems, Safety Recalls and Defects

Campsite on Montana rangelands near Lake Elwell

For those searching for an "official" summary of issues related to the R1200GS, the Automotix database collects information from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and from BMW and publishes it in one convenient location.

Of course, this doesn't capture issues that, although reported by many owners, do not meet the criteria for a NHTSA or BMW recall.

(I've personally experienced three of the failures cited in the recall notices: fuel pump electronics seal failure, making bike non-operational, loose clutch components leading to clutch failure, and the failed speedometer pick-up seal leading to oil on rear brake components.)


Riding2up said...

We too have experienced both Fuel Pump Controller (FPC) failure and the rear wheel Speed Sensor, used for speedo and ABS. Now we have a more serious issue that I believe is the actual fuel pump... The quality of the electronic components leaves a lot to be desired.

timtraveler said...

At what mileage did you experience these failures?