Ducati Recall of certain Ducati Panigale and Hypermotard motorcycles

NHTSA - Ducati Recall Panigale V4

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 13, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Ducati Recall: Rear Brake Pad Friction Material may Detach

If the rear brake pad friction material detaches, it may lengthen the distance needed to stop the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V480000

Manufacturer: Ducati North America

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected: 72

Make Model Model Year(s)
DUCATI HYPERMOTARD 2018
DUCATI PANIGALE 1299 FE 2018
DUCATI PANIGALE 959 2018
DUCATI PANIGALE V4 2018

Summary: Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain 2018 Ducati Panigale V4, Panigale 959, Panigale 1299 FE, and Hypermotard motorcycles. The friction material on the rear brake pads may detach from the backing plate.

Remedy: Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear brake pads. Brake pads from the affected batch will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 15, 2018. Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-888-391-5446.

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.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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