Ducati is Recalling certain 2012-2013 1199 Panigale and Panigale S motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 5, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject: Horn, High Beam and Right Turn Signals may Fail

Report Receipt Date: APR 04, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V166000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,083

Vehicle Make




Model Year(s)

2012 – 2013

Manufacturer: Ducati North America

SUMMARY: Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 1199 Panigale and Panigale S motorcycles. The left handlebar switch may not get power from its connection at the dashboard, preventing the horn, instrument panel display, high beam and right turn signals from functioning. As such, these motorcycles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 123, “Motorcycle Controls and Displays.”

CONSEQUENCE: The rider’s inability to use the horn, right turn indicators and high beam could increase the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional wiring harness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 16, 2014. Owners may contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696. Ducati’s number for this recall is RCL-14-001.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.