According to the manufacturer, affected vehicles may be fitted with an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) pipe that breaks due to "potential non-conformity".
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) says if the pipe does break, there is a risk of exhaust gases escaping into the engine bay, rather than being contained within the exhaust system.
If this condition occurs, drivers could experience a loss of power, causing a lack of drivability in "some instances".
A VIN list for the affected vans can be viewed here.
Owners of the recalled Ducato units will be notified by FCA Australia, and will be advised to schedule a service booking with their local dealer - who will inspect the EGR pipe and determine if a replacement is necessary, free of charge.