Ducati F1098 Streetfighter



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Ducati F1098 Streetfighter 2010 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY
09V170000DUCATI NORTH AMERICAfrom 04/09/2009 to 04/24/2009V (Vehicle)154906/03/2009MFRDUCATI NORTH AMERICA05/20/200905/20/2009
Defect SummaryDucati is recalling 1,549 my 2009 1198, 1198 s, 1098 r, 848 and my 2010 f1098 streetfighter and streetfighter s motorcycles. these motorcycles may experience fuel leakage from the fuel line at the fuel injector connection. the plastic fitting between fuel injector and hose can warp or break which could possibly result in a potential hazard to the rider and possible damage to the motorcycle.
Consequence SummaryAny damage to the fuel line may lead to an increased risk of fire or an unexpected loss of engine performance, the thereby increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the affected injector components free of charge. the safety recall began on june 3, 2009. to locate your nearest authorized ducati dealer, you may go to www.ducatiusa.com and select the dealer locator or you may call toll free at 1-800-231-6696.
NotesDucati recall no. rcl-09-003.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 http://www.safercar.gov .
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
09V381000DUCATI NORTH AMERICAfrom 02/19/2009 to 05/11/2009V (Vehicle)75310/19/2009MFRDUCATI NORTH AMERICA10/01/200910/05/2009
Defect SummaryDucati is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 motorcycles. the fuel hose may become disconnected from the fuel pump which could result in engine stalling and a fuel leak.
Consequence SummaryStalling can cause a crash and a fuel leak can result in a fire.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect and if required replace and reposition the fuel hose retaining clamp free of charge. the recall began on october 19, 2009. owners may contact ducati at 1-800-231-6696.
NotesDucati recall no. rcl-09-005.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 http://www.safercar.gov .
Ducati F1098 Streetfighter 2010 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
SVC-09-01406/18/200910029887Ducati motorcycle: possible intermittent erratic operation and stalling of motorcycle. improper tightening of the engine control unit ground screw. *pe2009-07-16
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
SVC-09-00905/05/200910029886Ducati motorcycle: the gear selector mechanism applicable to all ducati model motorcycles equipped with 2v/4v engines has been revised due to difficulty in selecting a gear and gear selector was set incorrectly. no model years listed.2009-07-16
STEERING - GEAR BOX - SHAFT SECTOR
SVC-09-00905/05/200910029886Ducati motorcycle: the gear selector mechanism applicable to all ducati model motorcycles equipped with 2v/4v engines has been revised due to difficulty in selecting a gear and gear selector was set incorrectly. no model years listed.2009-07-16
Ducati F1098 Streetfighter 2010 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
10/05/20104950
 I was riding my motorcycle, a 2010 ducati streetfighter, when the engine cut out while i was leaned over in a slow turn (10-15mph). the engine stopped completely locking up the rear wheel, and because i was in a turn, it caused the rear wheel to slide, causing me to wreck my motorcycle. the engine of a motorcycle should never, ever turn off while riding (i did not run out of gas, turn the ignition key or touch the kill switch). this defect could have killed me, had it happened in the certain circumstances. i have contacted ducati north america, but have not heard anything back from them. previously this failure had occured 3 or 4 times to me while riding, but never while in a turn, so it did not cause me to crash. i normally just restarted the bike and drove on. i did not realize the danger of locking up the rear wheel until it happened to me.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
10/05/20104950
 I was riding my motorcycle, a 2010 ducati streetfighter, when the engine cut out while i was leaned over in a slow turn (10-15mph). the engine stopped completely locking up the rear wheel, and because i was in a turn, it caused the rear wheel to slide, causing me to wreck my motorcycle. the engine of a motorcycle should never, ever turn off while riding (i did not run out of gas, turn the ignition key or touch the kill switch). this defect could have killed me, had it happened in the certain circumstances. i have contacted ducati north america, but have not heard anything back from them. previously this failure had occured 3 or 4 times to me while riding, but never while in a turn, so it did not cause me to crash. i normally just restarted the bike and drove on. i did not realize the danger of locking up the rear wheel until it happened to me.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
07/01/20101044
 The composite gas tank has expanded due to an interaction with the fuel. the fuel tank swells and bulges from the frame of the bike. the malformation of the tank causes the steering and suspension to contact the tank while riding and turning. the contact is causing damage to the finish and cracks in the tank. the opening for the key in the tank is obstructed and could prevent the locking mechanism from working and turning off the engine. the manufacturer is replacing tanks with the same problematic tank if the vehicle is under factory warranty and the repair is approved. this is a lengthy process that leaves the customer without use of the motorcycle while the decision to repair is made. the effect of the fuel on the tank is a known consequence to the manufacturer.
07/14/20111900
 The gas tank has expanded apparently due to an interaction with the ethanol in the fuel. this causes it to bulge from the frame of the bike. the malformation of the tank causes the handle bars to touch the tank limiting movement, the opening for the key to be obstructed, and the paint and decals to become damaged. the effect of the fuel on the tank is a known consequence to the manufacturer.
07/01/20114200
 2010 ducati streetfighter fuel tank failure, expansion and bike stopped running while on highway. almost got rearended when power was lost. dealer said ethanol gas caused the plastic fuel tank to degrade, expand and fail. handle bars now hit the tank also.
08/15/20105000
 2010 ducati streetfighter- the gas tank deformed in several places and expanded to the point of contacting the upper fork bracket.
08/28/20103200
 New bike @ 3000 miles has the fuel tank expanding and swelling. the tank gets deformed and clearence issues become evident. the front forks start hitting the tank and cracks begin to form. the tank will puncture soon. ducati dealer takes photographs and sends them to headquarters. they approve a replacement tank. i feel the problem is with the material of the tank (plastic) and the ethanol in the fuel. this problem will keep happening if the material is not changed. so far 34% of us have problems with this issue and feel that ducati is ignoring them. this is the link for refrence http://www.ducati.ms/forums/showthread.php?t=96059