BMW K1200RS Comments and Complaints ID:12043 - Vehicle Safety for BMW K1200RS

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2002 BMW K1200RS in Honolulu, HI
Failure of fuel line quick disconnect. this was a recall and the dealer replaced the original that failed with the same kind that failed again. this represents a fire hazard for all owners and corrective action should be taken.
2000 BMW K1200RS in Columbia, MD
The motorcycle experienced an abs fault warning while riding on highway. no loss of control or damage but the partially linked abs brakes no longer worked. the dealer was able to diagnose the fault code as "faulty hydraulic pressure modul...
2000 BMW K1200RS in Racine, WI
1) i hit 2 potholes in the road, one right after the other. 2) the front wheel fender got lodged between the radiator and the fairing. 3) took bike to the dealer where they apparently compressed the shocks all the way to pull the fender ...
2002 BMW K1200RS in Dothan, AL
1;excessive fuel consumption - gage reading vs. mileage driven. heavy gasoline odor when stopped, severe gasoline leak. 2; mechanical failure of fuel line quick disconnect fitting on fuel return line - - cracked fitting. 3; carried out ro...
2002 BMW K1200RS in Tulsa, OK
On march 6, 2006, i started riding my 2002 bmw k1200rs and noticed that the rear end of the motorcycle felt not quite right. stopping on the side of the road i checked air pressure, lug nuts tight and looked for any fluid leaks. everythin...
2002 BMW K1200RS in Elk Point, SD
Road defect on bridge on i-70 where it crosses i-270 just west of st. louis, mo. driving in the rain we hit a metal joint that runs lengthwise with the bridge in the right tire groove of the left hand lane. being recessed into the road, b...
2002 BMW K1200RS in Stratford, CT
Brake line cracked.
2002 BMW K1200RS in Burtonsville, MD
Common rear-end failure in bmw motorcycles.
1999 BMW K1200RS in Athens, GA
Rear brake caliper, i believe, failed to release on my 1999 bmw k1200rs motorcycle causing the brake to severely overheat causing a fire on the final drive protective boot and the abs sensor wire. damage is approximately $1000. brake flui...
2002 BMW K1200RS in Parkville, MO
Rear end failure.
2002 BMW K1200RS in Tyler, TX
When accelerating from a stop into traffic, the vehicle hesitates severely just above an idle. extremely dangerous when pulling out into traffic. this happens only during hot weather and is obviously a fuel scheduling problem engineered int...
1999 BMW K1200RS in Springfield, GA
Rear drive unit bearing and seal failed. this bearing supports the entire bike. when seal failed it dumped rear drive oil all over the rear brakes and rear tire. if i had been in a busy area and couldn't have gotten stopped as quickly as...
2002 BMW K1200RS in Fairfax, VA
Data attributed to bmw indicates that the failure rate of final drive on this motorcyle is on the order of * (3) percent -- a very high rate considering the criticality of the assembly -- the rear wheel of the motorcycle is held on * by the...
2000 BMW K1200RS in Mesa, AZ
Differential crown wheel bearing failed twice. first failure 8/21/01 @ 47200 miles second failure on 8/15/02 @ 73800 miles. there was no warning on first failure other than the smell of rear diff. lube. second faiure occured at freeway s...
2001 BMW K1200RS in Bellevue, WA
Timing cover oil leak.
1997 BMW K1200RS in Grants Pass, OR
The seal that holds one quart of 90wt oil failed and poured the contents on the rear tire. if we had not noticed the noise and stopped before the oil leaked out, we would have surely been injured in the resulting crash caused by this horrib...
2001 BMW K1200RS in Huntingtown, MD
Exhaust pipes are positioned below foot pegs so that when you come to a stop and put your foot down you will brush up aganist hot pipe.
2001 BMW K1200RS in Raleigh, NC
Motorcycle will roll off of side stand on level ground. potential hazard for property damage and personnel. if a curious child were to jostle the motorcycle they could be crushed if it rolled onto them (834lbs).
2001 BMW K1200RS in Raleigh, NC
Motorcycle will roll off of side stand on level ground. potential hazard for property damage and personnel. if a curious child were to jostle the motorcycle they could be crushed if it rolled onto them (834lbs).
2001 BMW K1200RS in San Diego, CA
1. first incident occured a approximately 5 minutes after the motorcycle had been parked outside the garage on level ground. the sidestand folded and the motorcycle fell over just a few feet from the nearest person that had a to jump away n...
1998 BMW K1200RS in Mariposa, CA
Vehicle was delivered with a transmission that refused, at times to shift upwards to higher gears. usually this occured in colder weather and after being ridden for some distance before a brief period of cooling occurred triggering the pro...
1998 BMW K1200RS in San Jose, CA
Motorcycle had the original and replaced gas tanks develop leaks. about one gallon per hour. no accident, but close. almost caught fire.
1998 BMW K1200RS in Alta, UT
Motorcycle parked in 90 degree garare after ride. one half hour later gas puddle 3' in diameter under bike dripping from tank onto hot engine then hot exhaust and garage filled with vapors. no smell of fuel when parking, sudden failure.
1998 BMW K1200RS in Ventura, CA
Massive leaking of gasoline from tank appears to be related to hot weather and expansion of gasket interface between tank bladder and fuel pump, repair work on tank
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