Ducati has issued a recall for 2010 F1098S Streetfighters for a problem with a loose ground screw in the ECU. Please read the details below.
Manufacturer: Ducati North America
Models affected: 2010 Ducati F1098S Streetfighter
NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V365000
Potential Units Affected: 247
Problem: Ducati is recalling model year 2010 F1098S Streetfighter motorcycles. The electronic control unit ground screw may have been improperly tightened during production which can cause the engine to stall. Stalling while driving can increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: Dealers will retighten the ground screw free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during October 2009. Owners may contact Ducati dealer at 800-231-6696.
A recall for a loose screw?
These days, companies have to issue recalls for a loose screw and in today’s legal environment, it’s probably the best course of action, but, isn’t there some point when an issue is minor enough that it can be dealt with on the next dealer visit or by sending the owner a notice with instructions on how to take care of it? This loose screw might cause the engine to stall, so can running out of gas. If I owned one of these Ducatis, I would take a look and snug it up, but that’s just me.