Vehicle Make/ Model: Ducati / Diavel Model Year(s): 2011
Ducati / MTS 1200 2010-2011
Manufacturer: Ducati North America Mfr's Report Date: APR 21, 2011
NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 11V253000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,051
Ducati is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Multistrada 1200, and model year 2011, Diavel Motorcycles, the electronic steering lock may fail to disengage during the motorcycle "key-on" process. This has been linked directly to a certain revision of the hands free device software. It could result in a situation where the motorcycle's engine might start while the steering lock is still engaged. A rider could start the motorcycle and attempy to ride away while steering is still locked.
The rider could experience the inability to steer increasing the risk of low speed tip-over or collision, thus increasing the potential for injury to the rider.
The dealer will update the software of the hands free control unit free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2011. Owners may 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 go to SaferCar.gov