Ducati 1199 Panigale Subjected to Five More Recalls

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Ducati has issued five recall campaigns for 1199 Panigale for a number of issues. These five new recalls follow an earlier recall in June for a “non-compliant” swingarm mounting screw.

One of the new recalls, campaign ID #12V401000, is also related to the swingarm connection. According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the left and right swingarm shaft pivots may not have been tightened with sufficient torque. As a result, the swingarm shaft pivots can loosen, resulting in a loss of control and risk of a crash.

Ducati has received four field reports of loosening swingarm shaft pivots. Authorized dealers will address the issue by tightening the left and right swingarm shaft pivots.

Recall campaign ID #12V392000 is for the Panigale’s engine. During testing, Ducati discovered the exhaust butterfly valve bowden cable covers may melt or burn under the heat from the catalytic converter.  Melting or burning bowden cable covers could lead to smoke and poses a fire risk.

Authorized dealers will replace the exhaust butterfly valve bowden cable cover with a new one made of a different, burn-resistant material.

Two of the recall campaigns are for the Öhlins steering damper. Recall campaign ID #12V400000 concerns the screws connecting the steering damper to the steering head. According to NHTSA documents, the mounting screws have an insufficient amount of Loctite applied to their threads. Ducati attributes the fault to an error made in the factory. The second Öhlins damper recall, campaign ID #12V399000, was the result of an error in the technical drawing of the steering damper. The Uniball bearing may slip from its seat on the damper due to an incorrect assembly tolerance.

Both of these recalls may result in the steering damper detaching, resulting in a loss of steering control. Ducati dealers will address these two issues apply the proper amount of Loctite on the steering damper mounting screws and install a washer at the mounting point to compensate for the incorrect assembly tolerance.

The fifth recall, campaign ID #12V402000, is for the front brake master cylinder reservoir hose. The routing of the hose may come in contact with the threading on the reservoir retaining screw. Contact with the screw may wear the hose, potentially resulting in a front brake system failure.

Authorized dealers will address the issue by installing a cap nut and washer on the retaining screw.

The five recall campaigns affect all versions of the Panigale including 2321 units from model year 2012 and another 90 units from model year 2013.

[Source: NHTSA]

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  • sean

    All that money for junk…i will take my kawisaki any day of the week over a duck..and it will cost me half the money

  • Bill

    So this is what Rossi had to deal with. Pathetic. Yamaha R1 all the way.

  • Flores

    Even with the recall ducatis still kick ass, every one gas recalls its the price of mass production. Yamaha, Kawasaki give me a break also masss produced junk!! What ever you prefer. You dip sticks!!!!

  • Phaedrus

    German quality control (Audi) coming to the rescue, in two years time. Until then get a different one…

  • tıo

    sean

    All that money for junk…i will take my kawisaki any day of the week over a duck..and it will cost me half the money
    August 23rd, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Bill

    So this is what Rossi had to deal with. Pathetic. Yamaha R1 all the way.
    August 24th, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Flores

    Even with the recall ducatis still kick ass, every one gas recalls its the price of mass production. Yamaha, Kawasaki give me a break also masss produced junk!! What ever you prefer. You dip sticks!!!!
    August 24th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

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    ALL THOSE COMMENTS ARE TRUE !!

    Ducati sucks….. It’s not a bike to drive. Just useless TOY.
    I prefer Japanese Bike. I don’t have money to waste just for cra*p!

  • Motorider

    Sean can’t Spell Kawasaki ,or ride ? Ride what turns YOU on and fits YOU ! What YOU can afford ? They ARE all good !

  • Stixx

    Hmm, all noteworthy and to Ducati’s credit, they have in every case admitted it was a production fault of a new mode. In light of the fact that BMW’s rear drives have continued to fail after all these years since two thousand and two claiming only four percent of them failed , I can only say it is refreshing to read of a manufacturer issuing recalls and admitting fault. Bravo Ducati is all I can say and as for those calling ducs junk. I own BMW, Suzuki, and Kawasaki and all are good bikes but they all have problems and not once has any letter came to me about a needed fix when I have found many and addressed them myself so there is no moral high ground in owning jap bikes. I like em but they are machines just like the ducs and now that bikes are getting as sophisticated as the Pennigale , these all seemed like minor faults quickly addressed and remedied all.

  • Falco

    Have had Aprilia Falco for last 5 years and no error yet! Sean, most of the bikes are toys, you can probably drive cheaper with Micra or Yaris but is that meaning of life? One day with Panigale is better than a year with many of the cheap alternatives; it is a toy but o BOY WHAT A TOY ;)

  • Franco

    Hey folks,

    I’ve been riding a very long time (34+ years) and have ridden just about anything with two wheels over that time. I’ve also seen recalls on all makes and models of bikes during that time.
    Nobody wants to admit that their new ride might have faults, but the important thing is that the company owns up to them and gets them fixed.
    As for the comments about Ducatis Vs. other brands; well everyone is entitled to their opinion.
    As Motorider says; “Ride what turns YOU on and what fits YOU. What YOU can afford. They ARE all good.”
    I would hope that folks make the time to ride a bike before making critical comments about them; they might be pleasantly surprised at how opinions can change!

    Ride safe folks.

  • amid

    Pricey italian junk… lol