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Motorcycle Recall - BMW

NHTSA Campaign ID:  08V241000
Component:  Fuel System, Gasoline: Delivery: Hoses, Lines/Piping, and Fittings
Manufacturer:  BMW of North America, LLC
Recall Date: 05/27/2008
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1980
Defect Summary:
BMW is recalling 1,980 model year 2007-2008 F800S and F800ST motorcycles. Due to the routing of the fuel tank breather hose, pressure equalization inside the fuel tank is possible only to a limited extent. Consequently, at high ambient temperatures, the fuel tank can deform. If this happened at the point where the fuel tank is shaped to provide clearance for the rear wheel, then, in combination with a large payload, the bottom of the tank could rub against the rear wheel.
Consequence Summary:
If this occurred, it is possible that a leak could develop in the tank. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.
Corrective Summary:
Dealers will reroute the fuel tank breather hose. The recall is expected to begin during June 2008. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-331-1117.

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