Car and motorcycle manufacturers don’t always issue recalls promptly, exposing drivers to risk. That’s why we must follow instructions as soon as companies launch these recalls. Unless we’re willing to expose ourselves to preventable dangers.
Ducati is the latest motorcycle manufacturer to issue a recall. According to the firm, impacted units include the Panigale 1199 and 1299 models. They may expose the rider to oil leaks.
If the engine oil leaks and reaches the airbox, the leak will reach the drain and then fall onto the rear wheel. This could make the motorcyclist lost traction as a result and a crash will occur.
Impacted vehicles include the 2014 through 2018 Ducati 1199 SL, the 2014 through 2018 Ducati Panigale R V2, the 2014 through 2018 Ducati 1299 SL, and the 2014 through 2019 Ducati 1299 FE.
You may also check whether your motorcycle is at risk by verifying the production date. Ducati produced the impacted motorcycles between December 17, 2013 and November 20, 2018.
Ducati Says Recall Did Not Lead To Accidents
The firm says that impacted vehicles did lead to any accidents so far. Also, the firm stated, riders should notice that the leak could lead to a loss of grip and control over the bike. Ignoring this recall is not a safe option.
The firm will contact impacted vehicle owners by the end of October. If you receive one of these letters, schedule a visit at a Ducati dealer. The staff should be able to update the vehicle’s system, adding a new blow-by valve kit to the vehicles.
If you have any questions regarding this recall campaign, feel free to reach out to Ducati to learn more about the recall. You may also contact the manufacturer if you’re afraid of being exposed to oil leaks before receiving a recall alert in the mail.
Do not postpone getting your motorcycle in top shape once you learn about this recall. Ignoring it will only make crashes more likely.
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