Ducati Recall 12V400000

NHTSA Campaign ID Component Manufacturer Recall Date Units Potentially Affected
12V400000 Steering Ducati North America 08/02/2012 2411
Defect Summary
Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 1199 Panigale motorcycles manufactured from March 16, 2012, through July 12, 2012. Screws that secure the steering damper to the steering head could fall out due to an insufficient amount of Loctite applied to the threads.
Consequence Summary
The steering damper can detach from the steering head which can lead to loss of control of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary
Ducati will notify owners, and authorized dealers will remove both screws, clean the threads, apply the proper amount of Loctite, and tighten to the proper torque settings, 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.

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