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Saturday, June 14, 2008

BMW Recalls 2007-2008 F800S and F800ST for Fuel Tank Breather Hose Problem

BMW has issued a recall of certain 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. 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.

1980 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

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