BMW Recalls 2009-10 K1300 S and GT

December 14, 2009
JC Hilderbrand
Melody DeKorte
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BMW has issued a recall that potentially affects 2,019 units of 2009-2010 model years of its flagship touring model the K1300GT and its sportier-kin, the K1300 S. The problem occurs from poor fuel quality which forms small deposits in the throttle bodies that may cause engine stall.

2009 BMW K1300GT Touring Shootout
BMW has issued a recall for its K1300 GT and S models for possible engine stalling at low speeds.

The NHTSA report state: “Poor fuel quality may lead to small deposits within the throttle bodies. During engine operation in a low rpm range, typically near idle speed (when coming to a stop) air flow could be sufficiently restricted and engine stalling could occur.”

The recall is expected to begin during January 2010 and BMW will notify owners that may be affected. Owners of the 2009-2010 K1300 GT and S can also contact BMW at 1-201-307-4000. Repairs to the motorcycles will be made free of charge.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration’s (NHTSA) hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or visit

To view the original NHTSA announcement: 2009-2010 BMW K1300 GT and S Recall

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