Recall News: Ducati Recalls Late-Model Scrambler Motorcycles

A defective bolt could cause the side-stand to come down or the position sensor to malfunction while riding.

2015-2016 Ducati Scrambler motorcycles recall
A defective side-stand pivot bolt is the cause of this latest recall on Ducati Scrambler motorcycles.Photo: Ducati
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: December 12, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V891000
Component(s): Structure
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,502
Manufacturer: Ducati North America

THE RECALL: Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Ducati Scrambler motorcycles manufactured from February 17, 2015, to November 11, 2016. The affected motorcycles have a side stand pivot nut that can detach, potentially causing the side stand position sensor to no longer function properly.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the side stand position sensor does not function properly, the engine may stall, or the motorcycle may be ridden while the stand is still down. Either scenario increases the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side stand pivot bolt, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 23, 2017. Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-800-231-6696. Ducati's number for this recall is SRV-RCL-16-004.

MORE RECALL INFORMATION: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov.