The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced two important recalls. Ducati and Fiat Chrysler vehicles were impacted.
According to the NHTSA, Ducati motorcycles have an issue with their Airbox blow-by and fuel tank overfill hoses. These could melt because of the proximity to the exhaust manifold. If this happens, it may cause a fire.
Impacted motorcycle models include the 2017 and 2018 Ducati Supersport, and Supersport S motorcycles.
Ducati North America will notify owners directly about the recall. The hose routing will be inspected and corrected if needed at a dealership and repairs should be done for free.
If you have a question or concern related to this recall, please contact the manufacturer directly for more details.
The second recall launched recently involves Fiat Chrysler vehicles. Because they come with small pieces in the dashboard trim that are too easy to remove, someone may pull the tether strap, accidentally shifting the gears from Park to Neutral.
The recall impacts over 240,000 vehicles. Recalled models are: Chrysler Pacifica minivans built between June 15, 2016 and April 6, 2018.
The parked car may roll away, the company says, if someone removes the trim covering the vehicle’s Manual Park Release. In this case, the vehicle may hit another or a bystander.
While the company will contact impacted car owners, that will only happen in August. You should contact Fiat Chrysler if you have questions or concerns related to the recalled vehicles. Ignoring your concerns won’t do any good, particularly since the issue may lead to accidents.
You may also contact NHTSA. Contacting regulators is important if you have further concerns about either of the recalls or if you were in a crash.