Motorcycle manufacturer Ducati North America will recall almost 2,000 motorcycles that vibrate more than the company intended.
The Mountain View, California-based manufacturer will recall 1,676 2017-2019 Ducati SuperSport motorcycles built between July 14, 2017 and Sept. 9, 2018.
The company received feedback in September 2018 regarding mirror image clarity during operation. Normal engine and road vibrations can render mirror images difficult to see, reducing mirror effectiveness and increasing crash risk.
Ducati will notify owners and dealers will replace the vibration-prone mirrors with new mirrors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 7, 2019. Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-888-391-5446. Owners can also visit the NHTSA’s website, and enter their VIN to see if their vehicle is included in any recalls.
Lemon laws vary throughout the country on whether they cover motorcycles, but the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act covers motorcycles regardless of state.
Your vehicle’s manufacturer is legally required to fix any recalled problems for free. If the dealership refuses to fix the part or tries to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately. The Highway Safety Act of 1970, which created the NHTSA, requires car manufacturers to pay for the recall and replacement of a defective part.
If the manufacturer fails to repair, replace, repurchase, or provide your recalled vehicle’s loss value, they are violating the warranty and a lawyer may be able to help you. Lemon law attorneys help their clients by dealing directly with the manufacturer on the clients’ behalf, working to promptly resolve the issue and get their clients back on the road. Thanks to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, attorneys can seek their fees directly from the manufacturer, meaning a client can obtain legal counsel without having to pay attorneys’ fees directly out of pocket.
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