Experiencing Yamaha Boat Motor Problems?

January 4, 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.
Damages
Severe corrosion and pitting of exhaust passages, premature engine failure.
Companies
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Additional Details
Yamaha advertised its outboard motors as "high-power" engines with "unmatched reliability and durability."
Date
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.