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Ducati, BMW announce recalls

Ducati and BMW each recently announced recalls on specific motorcycle models. Ducati recalled certain 2018-2019 Ducati Panigale V4, V4 S, and V4 SP motorcycles. The oil cooler port may crack, causing an oil leak and increasing the risk of a crash. BMW recalled one 2019 F850GS motorcycle. The engine connecting rods may not have been installed properly, possibly causing them to become loose and disconnect over time.

Read the complete press release below.

Ducati Recall: Oil Cooler Port May Crack Causing an Oil Leak

An engine oil leak can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V834000

Manufacturer: Ducati North America

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,663

Make Model Model Year(s)
DUCATI PANIGALE V4 2018 – 2019

Summary: Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Ducati Panigale V4, V4 S, and V4 SP motorcycles. The oil cooler output port may crack, causing an oil leak.

Remedy: Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil cooler, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 24, 2019. Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-888-391-5446.

Notes: 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 www.safercar.gov.

BMW Recall: Engine Connecting Rods may Loosen

Loose engine connecting rods can damage the engine, causing a loss of engine power, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V830000

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1

Make Model Model Year(s)
BMW F850GS 2019

Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling one 2019 F850GS motorcycle. The engine connecting rods may not have been installed properly, possibly causing them to become loose and disconnect over time.

Remedy: The motorcycle has not yet been sold, and the dealer will replace the engine, free of charge, prior to sale. The recall is expected begin in December 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Notes: 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 www.safercar.gov.

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