Ducati’s 1199 Panigale Has 3 Separate Recalls Pending

August 17, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL #1

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     DUCATI / 1199 PANIGALE 2012-2013
Manufacturer: DUCATI NORTH AMERICA Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 02, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V400000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,411
Summary:
 Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 1199 Panigale motorcycles manufactured from March 16, 2012, through July 12, 2012. Screws that secure the steering damper to the steering head could fall out due to an insufficient amount of Loctite applied to the threads.
Consequence:
 The steering damper can detach from the steering head which can lead to loss of control of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
 Ducati will notify owners, and authorized dealers will remove both screws, clean the threads, apply the proper amount of Loctite, and tighten to the proper torque settings, free of charge. Ducati has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696 or through their website at www.ducati.com.
Notes:
 Ducati’s recall number is RCL-12-006. 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.

RECALL #2

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     DUCATI / 1199 PANIGALE 2012-2013
Manufacturer: DUCATI NORTH AMERICA Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 02, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V399000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,411
Summary:
 Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 1199 Panigale motorcycles manufactured from March 16, 2012, through July 12, 2012 . Due to an incorrect assembly tolerance, the Uniball bearing on the damper rod eyelet could slip out of its seat on the Ohlins steering damper.
Consequence:
 The steering damper can detach from its mounting point which can lead to loss of control of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
 Ducati will notify owners, and authorized dealers will install a special washer at the steering damper’s mounting point, free of charge. Ducati has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696 or through their website at www.ducati.com.
Notes:
 Ducati’s recall number is RCL-12-006. 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.

RECALL #3

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     DUCATI / 1199 PANIGALE 2012-2013
Manufacturer: DUCATI NORTH AMERICA Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 02, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V392000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,411
Summary:
 Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 1199 Panigale motorcycles manufactured from March 16, 2012, through July 12, 2012. The exhaust butterfly valve bowden cable cover could melt or burn due to excess heat of the catalytic converter.
Consequence:
 Melting and burning of the bowden cable cover could lead to smoke and/or fire.
Remedy:
 Ducati will notify owners, and authorized dealers will the replace old exhaust butterfly valve bowden cable cover with a new one, free of charge. Ducati has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696 or through their website at www.ducati.com.
Notes:
 Ducati’s recall number is RCL-12-006. 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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