Ducati Monster S4rs

Model Monster S4rs made by Ducati got 5 consumer complains there are 2 investigations as well as 4 service bulletins. Consumer complaints with reference to fuel system, gasoline. . Technical service bulletines regarding engine and engine cooling, power train and steering. The car had one investigation (fuel system, gasoline).

Model 2006

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
68605/22/200610021171Interference between front wheel/head and between front mudguard/radiator. *kb03/19/2007
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.07/16/2009
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.07/16/2009
WHEELS
68605/22/200610021171Interference between front wheel/head and between front mudguard/radiator. *kb03/19/2007

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
PE10045DUCATI NORTH AMERICA11/04/201002/28/2011Fuel leak at pump/tank interface11V020000
 After opening this pe, we met with subject owners, dealers, and ducati north america personnel.we learned that the subject leakage is limited to the multistrada line alone and is unrelated to composite fuel tank deformation.rather it stems from the inability of the original sealing o-ring to conform to the tank's relatively rough sealing surface.recall 11v-020 provides a new x section o-ring to address the multistrada issue and with that recall, this pe is closed for the multistrada.meanwhile, unlike the multistrada, the monster line fails to exhibit a current safety defect trend and, on that basis, this pe is closed for those models as well.
PE10045DUCATI NORTH AMERICA11/04/2010Fuel Tank Leak
 Ducati is using a composite material in constructing fuel tanks on some motorcycle models.in some instances (the sport classic series, for example) the tank simply deforms but does not leak.however, leaks have been alleged in the subject fuel tanks when tank deformation compromises the o-ring seal between the tank and fuel pump.some owners report a pooling of fuel below the bike and/or on the engine when this occurs.web forums, too, are rife with related postings.most owners suspect the tank material is not compatiple with the ethanol found in today's highway vehicle gasoline.to learn more about this issue, odi is conducting this preliminary evaluation.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
12/28/2011
 My motorcycle has a plastic gas tank which has begun to expand. the outside dimensions of the tank have increased and it now does not sit correctly in the frame, the handlebars hit it on turning, and it presses against the ignition switch. previously it opened and closed without problems, now i have to wedge it against the ignition switch to close it. the rubber mounts no longer sit on the frame. i have not significantly modified my motorcycle except for some cosmetic changes. i have made no modifications to the fuel tank or fuel pump. i took the bike to the dealer who submitted a claim to ducati north america (the importer/factory) and they refused to replace the tank. i was not given a reason. i am very concerned as to the safety of this motorcycle now. the tank's swelling has made it so the handlebars do not turn correctly. if the tank swells enough, it will split open and i am concerned this will happen while i am riding.
06/04/20103100
 Gas tank swelling and pushing forward on the ignition switch making it impossible to latch the tank down secure.
08/20/20084000
 2006 ducati monster s2r800 dark motorcycle- fuel tank warped inexplicably at the fuel pump mounting flange, causing a dangerous fuel leak over the horizontal cylinder head. only the recommended fuel octane level was used, no fuel additives used whatsoever. it is my understanding that this particular warping of the fuel tanks on these ducati models is common, and inevitable. to correct this failure, i had to buy a new fuel tank at my own expense, which was $2000 usd. i have kept the old tank. i believe i should be compensated by ducati for this inconvenience, which could have resulted in injury to myself or others.