Ducati Recall of certain Panigale V4, V4 S and V4 SP motorcycles

Ducati Recall - 2019-Ducati-Panigale-V4a

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 17, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Ducati Recall: Timing Chain Tensioner may Loosen and Leak Oil

An oil leak can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V854000

Manufacturer: Ducati North America

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,502

Make Model Model Year(s)
DUCATI PANIGALE V4 2018 – 2019

Summary: Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Ducati Panigale V4, V4 S and V4 SP motorcycles. The timing chain tensioner may loosen over time, possibly causing oil to leak from the bottom of the tensioner adjustment bolt.

Remedy: Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the timing chain tensioner bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 25, 2019. 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

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