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RE: Evinrude® E-TEC® G2 150-300 HP Outboard Models – Gearcase and Exhaust Housing Extension Nuts Coming Loose

August 17, 2017

 

Which models are affected by the safety recall?

Certain Evinrude® E-TEC® G2 150-300 HP outboard models, built in June or July of 2017

 

To confirm that your VIN (Vehicle identification Number) is affected, contact your authorized Evinrude/Johnson dealer or BRP at 1-844-345-4277 Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm CST.

 

What is the potential problem?

The nuts on the gearcase, and on the exhaust housing extension (if applicable), may become loose, allowing the gearcase assembly to detach from the outboard engine. In some circumstances, this situation may initiate an abrupt change in direction and loss of steering, which could cause serious injury or even death.

 

Dear Evinrude® E-TEC® G2 Owner,

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of applicable laws and regulations. BRP is conducting a safety recall on certain Evinrude® E-TEC® G2 150-300 HP outboard models, built in June or July of 2017.

Our records show that you are the owner of an Evinrude® E-TEC® G2 150-300 HP outboard model equipped with the gearcase nuts affected by this recall.

 

What is the potential problem?

The nuts on the gearcase, and on the exhaust housing extension (if applicable), may become loose, allowing the gearcase assembly to detach from the outboard engine. In some circumstances, this situation may initiate an abrupt change in direction and loss of steering, which could cause serious injury or even death.

 

What should you do?

Call an authorized Evinrude/Johnson dealer and make an appointment to have your Evinrude®E-TEC® G2 150-300 HP outboard models serviced.

The authorized dealers have been instructed and have the necessary parts in order to complete the service procedure. The service will be performed at no charge to you. This repair should take approximately less than an hour and a half.

As you are now aware of the details of this safety recall, if you continue to use your boat, be aware of the risks described herein.

 

If you have questions, need assistance, want to report any difficulty in obtaining repairs

or to find the nearest authorized Evinrude/Johnson dealer. Visit www.evinrude.com or call

1-844-345-4277 Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm CST.

 

What to do if you feel this notice is an error?

This notice was mailed to you according to the most current information we have available.

Affected Evinrude® E-TEC® G2 150-300 HP outboard models must be serviced. If you no longer own your outboard(s) please contact BRP at your earliest convenience.

Your continued satisfaction with your BRP Evinrude product(s) is important to us. Please understand that we have taken this action in the interest of your safety and your engine's proper operation. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Thank you for your immediate attention to this matter.

BRP