According to a document issued by the Federal Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ducati’s quality control department discovered a small crack in the four-layer fuel pipes of the models. This crack appears on the inside of the pipe, causing fuel to leak out at the connection of the pipe to the pump rim.
This error was first discovered in December 2011 when 5 cars during a test run leaked fuel. Analysts confirmed a fault in the fuel line was the cause of the leak. Ducati attributed the error to a failure to dry properly during the ejection process.
About 931 vehicles will be recalled, including: 2012 Ducati Monster 696, Monster 796 and Monster 1100 EVO, 2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO, Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP Corse and 2011 Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP. Fortunately, there is no name of Monster 795 – a cheap car model that has just been officially distributed in Vietnam.
Ducati dealers will replace the fuel line with a new one for defective products.