Ducati has issued a recall for the 2009 Monster 696 for a problem with the main wiring harness. Please read the details below.
Manufacturer: Ducati North America
Model Year: 2009
Models affected: Monster 696
NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V142000
Potential Units Affected: 1755
Problem: Ducati is recalling 1,755 model year 2009 Monster 696 motorcycles. The main wiring harness may come in contact with the vertical cylinder head and exhaust pipe possibly resulting in damage to the motorcycle and a potential hazard to the rider. Any damage to the harness may lead to loss of functionality of the motorcycle’s lighting system or an unexpected loss of engine performance, and thereby increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: Dealers will check for interference between the main wiring harness and the vertical cylinder head and exhaust pipe. Dealers will reposition and fasten the main wiring harness to the frame free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2009. Owners may contact Ducati at 800-231-6696.