It appears the affected motorcycles have a side stand pivot nut that can detach, potentially causing the side stand position sensor to no longer function properly. 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’ notes the recall issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Owners of the affected motorcycles may’ve already heard from Ducati. If not, those who own certain model year 2015-2016 Ducati Scrambler motorcycles manufactured February 17, 2015, to November 11, 2016 certainly will. The potential number of units affected is 5,502.
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. 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 online.