Motorcycle Recall: November 2018 Polaris, Ducati and Suzuki

Posted: November 30, 2018 in Motorcycle advocacy, motorcycle safety
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Be aware that this list is for the United States, there is no way I could cover the entire world. But in the world of global manufacturing, if it is being recalled in one country there is a good chance it is under recall in others.

If you are US based use the NHTSA website Enter your VIN number to see if your motorcycle is affected by the recall.

If you are Europe based use the Safety Gate website to locate recalls that may impact you.


Manufacturer: Polaris Industries, Inc.

SUMMARY:  Polaris Industries (Polaris) is recalling certain 2015-2016Polaris Slingshot, Slingshot SL and Slingshot SL LE motorcycles equipped with a backup camera. The back-up camera may fail internally, possibly melting the voltage regulator and blowing the fuse for that circuit, thereby preventing the taillight from functioning properly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.

CONSEQUENCE:  The melted voltage regulator can increase the risk of a fire. The loss of a tail light can increase the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the back-up camera, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 6, 2018. Owners may contact Polaris at 1-855-863-2284. Polaris’ number for this recall is T-18-04.


Manufacturer: Ducati North America


Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Ducati Supersport motorcycles. Vibrations may distort the images in the mirrors, reducing the driver’s visibility.


Reduced rearward visibility can increase the risk of a crash.


Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 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.


While this one was not in the US Safercar website, which means in is somewhere else in the world, I did get anemail alert on the:

Suzuki Intruder 150

Summary: Suzuki is recall certain Intruder 150 motorcycles for a faulty lock set affecting the electric start function of the motorcycle.


The motorcycle does not have a kickstart which means the motorcycle may not be able to start if the lock set fails. 


Suzuki will notify owners. (like I sated, not sure where of the location of this recall)

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