Ducati Scrambler 1100 Recalled for Possible Short-Circuit

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Owners of a Ducati Scrambler 1100 model, model years 2018 thru 2021, should take note of this latest recall from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

At issue is the potential for the exhaust cable on the Scrambler 1100 series to touch the main positive battery wire. If this were to occur, it could cause the motorcycle to short-circuit and cease operation.

Of note, Ducati Motor Holding has had no customer complaints of this issue, though there were two instances of it occurring at the dealer level.

To remedy the problem, Ducati will notify affected owners, and Ducati dealers will install a new cable guide and self-locking cable tie to the exhaust valve cable, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 25, 2021.

Concerned Ducati Scrambler 1100 owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-888-391-5446. Ducati’s number for this recall is SRV-RCL-20-003. 

As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and

Source: NHTSA

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