For the Ducati Panigale V4, two new recalls are about to take place. Case one: There may be leaks at the outlet connection of the oil cooler. In the event of extreme loads - for example on the racetrack - the outlet connection could break. The oil that then escapes creates an extreme risk of accidents. The lack of internal quality controls was noticed.
7,132 models from the production year 2018 are affected worldwide by this recall, 834 machines in Germany and 1,663 vehicles in the USA. The oil cooler is exchanged during a 60-minute workshop visit. The new oil cooler can be recognized by the reinforcement plates on the flanges. In Germany, the recall should start at the end of December.
timing chain tensioner can solve
case 2: At the Panigale V4 models can there is an oil leak on the timing chain tensioner. Here the screw connection of the timing chain tensioner can loosen and oil can escape from the housing, which can be deposited on the rear wheel. In such a case there is a risk of falling. Ducati is aware of two such accidents. The problem was noticed during internal quality controls.
7,422 vehicles from the production year 2018 are affected worldwide by this recall, in Germany 844 vehicles are recalled. When the workshop is requested, the tensioner is screwed with an increased tightening torque. The duration of the workshop stay is specified as 30 to 45 minutes. The recall in Germany will start at the end of December 2018.
Recall due to fire risk
Earlier in the Year Ducati had ordered all Panigale V4 owners with their bikes to the workshop, where a tank gasket and an O-ring had to be replaced. The strict US traffic safety authority had identified the problems. There it says that at a high ambient temperature and a certain tank fill level, gasoline can squirt out under pressure when the tank cap is opened.
in addition, could when mounting the tank venting a seal has been damaged, which would also be leakage of fuel result . In both cases there is a risk of fire. According to internal Ducati information, there should be no connection between the recall and the Internet photos of a burning Panigale V4 , allegedly from Vancouver (Canada). Like Ducati on requestconfirmed, the recall also applies to Europe. The recall affects 2,838 vehicles from model year 2018 worldwide.
recall due to brake pads
The Ducati Panigale V4 was also affected by another recall. In 240 machines around the world, the brake lining could become detached from the carrier plates and thus impair the effectiveness of the rear brake. The defective brake pads can be identified by lot number '672', said a spokesman for Ducati Germany. The Ducati dealers have been checking and replacing the rear brake pads since August 22, 2018 as part of the “CR160” campaign. The maximum duration of the workshop stay is specified as one hour.