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September 28, 2009

Ducati Recalls 2010 Streetfighter

2010 Ducati Streetfighter

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Ducati reports that the ECU ground screw on the 2010 Streetfighter may have been improperly tightened during production, causing the engine to stall. Here's the recall notice:

Vehicle Make / Model: DUCATI / F1098S STREETFIGHTER

Model Year(s): 2010

Manufacturer: DUCATI NORTH AMERICA

Mfr's Report Date: SEP 24, 2009

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V365000 

NHTSA Action Number: N/A 

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 247

Summary: 

DUCATI IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2010 F1098S STREETFIGHTER MOTORCYCLES. THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT GROUND SCREW MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY TIGHTENED DURING PRODUCTION WHICH CAN CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STALL.

Consequence: 

STALLING WHILE DRIVING CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: 

DEALERS WILL RETIGHTEN THE GROUND SCREW FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTORBER 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DUCATI DEALER AT 800-231-6696.

Notes: 

DUCATI RECALL NO. RECALL-09-006.