When it comes to fire hazards, Ducati hasn’t had the best track record in 2018, with the Panigale V4 already getting recalled for concerns with fuel igniting.
Now, the Ducati Supersport sees a recall because of a possibly flammable situation, as some 2017 & 2018 models have fuel-carrying hoses improperly routed, which could lead to the hoses melting and the fuel catching fire.
In total, the recall affects 1,462 units of both the Supersport and Supersport S models.
More specifically, the recall concerns the routing of the airbox blow-by and fuel tank overfill hoses, which may be be routed too close to the exhaust manifold. As such, this proximity could cause the hoses to melt, and if those hoses are filled with fuel, this would likely cause them to catch fire.
According to Ducati’s documents, three instances of the Ducati Supersport catching fire have been reported, with one occurring in the United States.
Rerouting the hoses is a quick fix for Ducati technicians at the dealership level, with Ducati North America budgeting 24 minutes to complete the recall work.
To initiate the recall, Ducati will notify affected owners, and Ducati dealers will inspect the hose routing and correct as necessary, free of charge.
This recall is expected to begin August 11, 2018. Concerned owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-888-391-5446.
As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.