Ducati’s 1199 Panigale Has 2 More Recalls for a Total of 5 Separate Recalls Outstanding

August 22, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL #4

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: 12V402000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
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 front brake master cylinder reservoir hose might interfere with the threading end of the reservoir retaining screw.
Consequence:
 The front brake master cylinder reservoir hose might interfere with the threading end of the reservoir of the retaining screw causing damage to the hose, which could lead to a front brake system failure, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
 Ducati will notify owners, and authorized dealers will install a cap nut and a washer at the end of the reservoir retaining screw, 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 #5

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: 12V401000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR
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 right and left swingarm shaft pivots can loosen.
Consequence:
 The swingarm shaft pivots can loosen from the swingarm which can lead to loss of control of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of personal injury.
Remedy:
 Ducati will notify owners, and authorized dealers will tighten the right and left swingarm shaft pivots 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.

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