Ducati North America is recalling 2012 Panigale motorcycles because an incorrect screw used to hold the swing arm to the rear suspension linkage during the manufacturing process. If the rear suspension linkage breaks loose from the swing arm, controlling the motorcycle would become more difficult thus increasing the likelihood that the vehicle would become involved in a collision possibly causing severe injury or death. This recall, which includes an estimated 375 Ducati 1199 Panigale motorcycles, has been issued voluntarily at the request of the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. According to the official recall notice, Ducati has yet to provide the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with a schedule for its recall procedure, but the manufacturer plans to begin informing consumers in possession of affected motorcycles of this potential safety issue in the near future, and owners of these 2012 Panigale motorcycles will be able to return them to authorized Ducati dealerships, where they will be inspected by licensed technicians, and the incorrect screw, if installed, will be replaced at no cost. More information regarding this recall can be obtained by contacting the manufacturer’s customer service department in reference to safety recall campaign number RCL-12-004, or by calling the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s toll free vehicle safety hotline in reference to NHTSA campaign identification number 12V270000. The administration’s website also contains further information regarding this and other vehicle recalls.