CR169 -Update of Hydraulic Tensioner Tightening Torque - 2018-2019 Ducati Panigale Motorcycles

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V854
Manufacturer Ducati North America
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,502


Timing Chain Tensioner may Loosen and Leak Oil

An oil leak can increase the risk of a crash.



Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Ducati Panigale V4, V4 S and V4 SP motorcycles. The timing chain tensioner may loosen over time, possibly causing oil to leak from the bottom of the tensioner adjustment bolt.



Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the timing chain tensioner bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 25, 2019. Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-888-391-5446.



Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to


Check for Ducati Recalls



December 13, 2018

Download (PDF, 611KB)

Recall Acknowledgement

December 14, 2018

Download (PDF, 240KB)

Recalls Documents


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