Experiencing Yamaha Boat Motor Problems?

Last Updated on June 27, 2017

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Consumers who purchased a boat with a Yamaha first-generation F-Series four-stroke outboard motor manufactured between 2000-2005.
Severe corrosion and pitting of exhaust passages, premature engine failure.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Additional Details
Yamaha advertised its outboard motors as "high-power" engines with "unmatched reliability and durability."
Although Yamaha created a kit to try to correct these problems, it has not issued any technical service bulletins or recalls regarding the motors. Furthermore, it has been alleged this kit costs consumers hundreds of dollars to addition to the thousands expended to implement the kit.