Ducati’s new Panigale V4 has had a traumatic introduction this year with its fourth recall.
The latest recall is over a timing chain tensioner that could become loose and leak oil through the adjustment bolt on to the rear tyre. The result could be dramatic!
Ducati Australia confirms that the recall announced recently in the USA will also affect Australian owners of all variants of V4.
However, the official recall notice has not yet been listed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
It’s an easy fix with dealers will only needing to tighten the tensioners to specification. Stay tuned for our official notice, along with VINs of those bikes affected.
This is the fourth recall affecting the new Ducati flagship model, not all of which affected bikes delivered to Australia.
The worst was a fuel leak that led to this dramatic coincident where a Canadian rider’s new Panigale V4 spontaneously burst into flame.
Ducati Australia says an American recall for the Ducati SuperSport over mirrors that work loose from engine vibration does not affect local riders.
There is also an American recall over a faulty gear shift knob which could fall off the lever on the SuperSport and the Monster 821 and 1200.
“No gear lever campaign has been launched for our market at this stage,” says Ducati Australia.
If/when it does, we will publish the recall notice.
Even though manufacturers and importers contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.
If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.
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