The U.S. Coast Guard
releases defect recall notices on a monthly basis. Defect recalls are
listed by Manufacturers Identification Code (MIC) and company. When
contacting the manufacturer about a recall, refer to the recall campaign
number listed in the "Number" column.
For earlier recalls,
visit the Coast Guard's web site, www.uscgboating.org.
Click on the "boat owners & manufacturers" icon.
270 & Cabrio 274
2000 - 2002
Boats discovered that its supplier of plastic fuel tanks failed to
include an anti-siphon device with the fuel tank. The lack of required
anti-siphon protection could result in fuel leakage if the fuel hose
were to become damaged, cut, broken or loose. This creates the risk
of fire/explosion. Manufacturer will remove the existing fuel withdrawal
fittings and replace with anti-siphon valves on affected vessels.
Cabrio 270 units equipped with aluminum tanks are not involved, nor
are 2002 Cabrio 274 models manufactured after March 2002.
210hp & 240hp M2 jet drives
system fuse, fuel system
engines may have an incorrect fuse for the fuel pump (20a rather than
3a). Some engines may have a loose connection between the fuel filter
and the fuel pump. The potential for fire and explosion exists in
these engines. Refer to Mercury service bulletins 2001-02 and 2001-10.2000
& 2001 210hp &240hp jet drives s/nos 0E373939 through 0E393940.2001
175hp & 210hp jet drives s/nos 0E393941 through 0E397964.2001
240hp jet drives s/nos 0E393941 through 0E397665.
496, MCM 496 HO MIE 8.1 & HO
555 Control Module
diode in the engines electronic control module, the PCM 555, may fail.
If the diode fails the boat operator may not be able to turn off the
engine with the key switch. There have been no reported incidents.
Refer to Mercury service bulletin 2001-14.Mercury Mercruiser and inboard
engines: MCM 496 MAGF sterndrive engines s/nos 0M025000 through 0M095102;
MCM MAG HO sterndrive engines s/nos 0M025000 through 0M095120; MIE
8.1S Horizon inboard engines s/nos 0M025000 through 0M027750; MIE
8.1 IS HO inboard engines s/nos 0M025000 through 0M027747.
EFI 4-stroke outboard engines
nut may be loose
flywheel nut on some Mercury 115 EFI four stroke outboards may not
be properly secured which would allow the flywheel to come loose.
None are reported to have actually come off the engine. The flywheel
nut needs to be retorqued. Refer to Mercury Marine outboard service
bulletin 2001-06.Outboards with s/nos 0T332305 through 0T388252 are
involved in this recall.
system, blower label
components of fuel system and fuel tanks, which are in contact with
fuel, were not statically grounded. Natural and powered ventilation
system has inadequate size, blower warning label is not installed
at engine starting location. Recall covers certification label, blower
warning label & fuel system grounding.
I & TXI
units potentially involved however less than 50 boats actually have
the problem. Incomplete molding of the fuel tank could cause fuel
to enter the boat, possible fire or explosion if ignition source present
engine bank batteries are installed on the centerline between the
engines. The possibility exists, when serving the engine fuel system,
that a metallic object could come in contact with ungrounded battery
terminals causing a spark the could result in a fir or explosion.
The manufacture will replace the existing battery trays with enclosed
plastic battery boxes. HINs SSUP9142E900 through SSUP9222A202
Ray Boats, Inc,
engine fuel pickup hose is routed such that it could come in contact
with the engine pulley, resulting in a leak, and possible fire and
explosion. This affects only boats manufactured at Sea Ray's Phoenix
facility.HINs SERA6139G102 through SERA6642J102, s/nos 701 through
factory visit discovered bonding wire in washer/dryer and range was
connected between neutral and ground. Manufacturer volunteered to