BMW recalls for fuel leak

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Transport Canada has issued a recall for 6,325 Canadian model BMW motorcycles following an investigation by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that resulted in nearly 50,000 bikes recalled in the United States.

BMW North America has said the problems don’t pose serious risks to riders, but cracks in a plastic flange on the fuel pump have been found and fuel has leaked from some motorcycles.

The N.H.T.S.A. opened an investigation more than a year ago after receiving complaints about the matter, according to the New York Times.

Affected bikes include the 2005 to 2011 R1200GS Adventure, the 2009 to 2011 K1300S, and the 2012 K1600 GT and GTL. Many others are included in Transport Canada’s list of recalled models. Transport Canada issued the recall notice on Dec. 13, 2013.

BMW says damage occurs to the fuel pump flange during servicing procedures, and it has made changes to newer models that should prevent the leak from occurring.

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