|Vehicle Make / Model:
DUCATI / 1199 PANIGALE
Manufacturer: DUCATI NORTH AMERICA
Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 02, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V399000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,411
Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 1199 Panigale motorcycles manufactured from March 16, 2012, through July 12, 2012 . Due to an incorrect assembly tolerance, the Uniball bearing on the damper rod eyelet could slip out of its seat on the Ohlins steering damper.
The steering damper can detach from its mounting point which can lead to loss of control of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ducati will notify owners, and authorized dealers will install a special washer at the steering damper’s mounting point, 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.