Ducati urgent recall over loose brakes

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Ducati Australia has issued an urgent recall on several models over an issue with the rear rake pads coming loose.

NF Importers issued the voluntary recall through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for the Ducati Hypermotard 939, 959 Panigale, 1299 Panigale, 1299 Panigale Final Edition and Panigale V4.

The official notice says the brake pad may separate from the backing plate.

“If the brake pad separates from the backing plate, this can cause a failure of the rear brake,” it says.

Urgent recall

Owners are be sent letters requesting them to contact their closest Ducati dealer or service agent “as soon as possible” to make an appointment for an inspection/update of the rear brake pads.

It has not been a good year for Ducati with product safety recalls.

The company was involved in the major international recall over faulty Brembo front brake master cylinders, an issue with the Panigale V4 bursting into flames and the Supersport S melting fuel tank overfill hoses because they are too close to the horizontal exhaust manifold.

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YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS

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.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle recalls as a service to all riders.

In Australia, recall notices are issued by the manufacturer and the Department of Infrastructure through a voluntary industry code under the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

While any recall is not good news for the manufacturer, it shows that they are largely diligent in fixing problems.

Despite hundreds of recalls by various automotive manufacturers, only the Takata airbag recall has ever been mandatory.  All others have been issued by the manufacturer.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

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