March 10, 2000
Ducati Motorcycles Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain Ducati motorcycles
because, on certain motorcycles equipped with a rear wheel hub spindle, internal cracks
may be present on the rear wheel spindle.
This condition can cause the spindle to fail,
causing a loss of control of the motorcycle and increasing the risk of a crash.
The recalled model and years are:
Ducati 916 Years: 1994-1998
Ducati 748 Years: 1997-1999
Ducati 955SP Year: 1996
Ducati 996SPS Years: 1997-1998
Ducati 996BIP Year: 1999
Approximately 750 motorcycles are affected by this
recall. Dealers will inspect the rear wheel spindle and replace it if necessary.
Owner notification began in December, 1999. Owners
who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ducati at
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V360]
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers March 10,
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