Ducati Recalls Motorcycles for Crash Risk

More than a thousand motorcycles are being recalled because of a fuel system malfunction that could cause the engine to stall, possibly resulting in a crash.

Ducati announced it is recalling 1,196 Multistrada 1200S motorcycles made in 2010 because of the faulty Electronic Control Unit ECU, according to news reports. The faulty fuel system could stall when motorcycle riders downshift the gears or when the clutch is disengaged while the engine is idling. The engine stall could cause the driver to crash.

Ducati said it will being notifying motorcycle riders of the recall this month and dealers will “re-flash” the ECU free of charge, according to news reports. For more information, motorcycle owners can contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or visit safercar.gov.

As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I hope Ducati was able to catch this problem before any injuries were caused. I urge motorcycle owners to get this problem fixed as soon as they are notified to do so, in order to prevent any personal injuries from occurring.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact a Seattle personal injury lawyer.