View Poll Results: Have you had at least ONE fuel strip fail?

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  • YES - 2005 model year

    28 5.44%
  • YES - 2006 model year

    19 3.69%
  • YES - 2007 model year

    60 11.65%
  • YES - 2008 model year

    70 13.59%
  • YES - 2009 model year

    94 18.25%
  • YES - 2010 model year

    40 7.77%
  • YES - 2011 model year (R1200R only I think..)

    17 3.30%
  • YES - Multiple fuel strip failures - please note model/year in a comment

    39 7.57%
  • NO - fuel strip failure. Please note year/model in a comment

    184 35.73%
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Thread: Fuel strip poll

  1. #211
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    Apparently the newer beta versions of the GS-911 code will help you calibrate the strip after it has been replaced.

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    2007 r1200gsa

    My fuel strip has been replaced 3 times and has failed 3 times -- currently not working

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    Chalk up another one for my 07 RT. This time costing me just under $350. I was @ 6 months out of the last replacement.

    BMW needs to warranty this for at least 5 years per replacement, two just isn't long enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveAikens View Post
    Chalk up another one for my 07 RT. This time costing me just under $350. I was @ 6 months out of the last replacement.

    BMW needs to warranty this for at least 5 years per replacement, two just isn't long enough.
    Steve, hopefully you've reported it on the NHTSA website.. it looks as if they're finally applying some heat to BMW over fuel system leaks, be good to get them on the case of failing fuel strips (which they have required recalls for on BMW cars..)
    Don Eilenberger http://www.eilenberger.net
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    Yep. Complaint filed again. From what I saw, after all the sensor failures I know of, there are only 13 complaints. I'm two or three of them. Why aren't people filing complaints when these fail? If it's because it's covered under warranty, you folks need to know that this isn't about who covers the repair - it's about BMW correcting the problem.
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    Better poll...

    For all of us that have had a fuel strip come loose - has anyone had a long term fix/replacement that lasted? (Mine is currently laying in the bottom of the tank telling me I have a half tank when I only have about a quart)
    Corndogg
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    08 RT on fuel strip 3

    lucky for me all 3 were under warrentee
    Keith
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    I appreciate Don putting this poll together but it appears that more is required.

    If over 60% of the voters(247) reported at least one failed fuel strip, but only 13 people have reported the issue to the NHTSA, then I doubt the NHTSA is very concerned about the fuel strip problem.

    I applaud Don for bringing the issue up before the forum but more must be done. I doubt that BMW NA ever looks at our polling data or even cares.

    On the other hand, if there was a large and sudden influx of reporting of the fuel strip failures to the NHTSA then it might get their attention.

    I still say that a strong response from the MOA demanding that BMW NA address the issue might get some response. But the MOA would rather not ruffle the BMW NA feathers, so reporting to the NHTSA is the best option.

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    Fuel strip

    28000 miles on number five I think. Happens way to often. Only good thing is they won't outlast the warranty!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by davagail View Post
    28000 miles on number five I think. Happens way to often. Only good thing is they won't outlast the warranty!!
    Really? You must have missed my post at http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...l=1#post893202
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    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9050...s-up-in-flames

    Just happened.

    "Police said the cause of the fire was unknown, but it was most likely a fuel leak or mechanical fault.

    The motorcycle, a 2007 BMW R1200 RTP, has been removed and will be subject to a mechanical inspection. "

    Hello? Anyone at BMW or NHTSA listening in?
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    No one is listening if they don't know about it.

    Don would you mind posting a new call to all owners that have had fuel strips fail to report the failure to the NHTSA. I know that you have asked voters to do this several times but maybe by putting a sticky post up with a direct link to the NHTSA website would help to get them motivated. If the NHTSA received 200 reports in one week I bet that would get their attention. I have not had a fuel strip failure but I would like to see BMW NA stand up and address the problem.

    Thanks again for posting this poll.

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    No fuel strip issue

    I have ridden two R1200RTs a total of about 110,000 miles. no issue.
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    Voted wrong.
    2005 RT
    On third strip, first two on warrantee, last one replaced by me at 44,000 miles. Think it costs me $130 US.
    Bill K
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    The part alone is $149.80 plus tax.
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