Ducati is Recalling 2012 848, Streetfighter, Hypermotard, Multistrada and Monster Motorcycles

 

May 8, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     DUCATI / 848 EVO 2012
     DUCATI / HYPERMOTARD 796 2012
     DUCATI / MONSTER 1100 EVO 2012
     DUCATI / MONSTER 796 2012
     DUCATI / MULTISTRADA 1200 ABS 2012
     DUCATI / STREETFIGHTER 848 2012
Manufacturer: DUCATI NORTH AMERICA Mfr’s Report Date: MAY 25, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V188000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 283
Summary:
 DUCATI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 848, STREETFIGHTER, HYPERMOTARD, MULTISTRADA, AND MONSTER MOTORCYCLES. THE FRICTION MATERIAL MAY DETACH FROM THE BACKING PLATE OF THE REAR BRAKE PADS.
Consequence:
 IF THE FRICTION MATERIAL DETACHES, THERE WOULD BE A SUDDEN LOSS OF REAR BRAKE EFFICIENCY, INCREASING THE STOPPING DISTANCE AND INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DUCATI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE, AS NECESSARY, THE REAR BRAKE PADS FREE OF CHARGE. DUCATI HAS NOT YET PROVIDED THE AGENCY WITH AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DUCATI AT 1-800-231-6696 OR GO TO THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.DUCATI.COM.
Notes:
 DUCATI’S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS RCL-12-003. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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