WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 11, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
RECALL Subject: Shock Absorber Damping Rod Nut may Loosen/Detach
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V268000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 549
All Products Associated with this Recall
Manufacturer: Ducati North America
Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2014 1199 Panigale S version, 1199 Superleggera and 1199 Panigale R version motorcycles. The affected motorcycles may have been built with an improperly manufactured rear shock absorber. The nut on the damper rod for these shock absorbers may loosen, resulting in a loss of damping and the possible disassembling of the shock.
If the damper rod nut loosens, shock absorber performance would be affected, possibly causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.
Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will either replace the rear shock assembly or send the shock to the supplier’s repair center to be remedied, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 29, 2015. Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-800-231-6696. Ducati’s number for this recall is RCL-15-002.
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.