Many auto recalls come only after drivers or their passengers are injured in crashes. Thanks to a few incidents involving large automakers and recalls that came years, sometimes decades, too late, companies are now more alert. After all, regulators went down hard on these manufacturers for putting lives in danger in the name of profit. That’s one of the reasons why so many automakers prefer to now launch recalls fast than to wait.
The latest recall campaign that came to our attention comes from Ducati, the motorcycle maker.
The Ducati Supersport of the 2017 through 2019 year models come with mirrors that may vibrate too much while in use. As a result, they may not be useful to the rider. Without functioning mirrors, riders won’t be able to see the road and their surroundings, increasing the risk of accidents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that, depending on the frequencies and how fast the vehicle is going, the mirror will distort the reflection. The company learned about the issue in September. The Ducati North America branch learned about the vibration problem and alerted the parent company. That’s when Ducati launched the recall now in November.
The firm will contact motorcycle owners twice. Once to alert about the recall and a second time with the replacement parts arrive in February. Ducati motorcycle owners who are concerned for their safety should reach out to the firm for more information.
Whenever your car or motorcycle is the subject of a safety recall, act fast to make sure you and your loved ones are safe. Ignoring recalls or not heeding the manufacturer’s recommendations will lead to accidents.
As personal injury attorneys we have dealt with a series of accidents involving recalled and defective vehicular equipment. We know how dangerous these accidents are and how important it is to ensure driver safety.
For more on this particular Ducati recall, click here for the full report.