Evinrude E-TEC Outboard engines, 25 and 30 HP 2009 models.
Evinrude E-TEC Outboard engines, 40, 60 and 65HP tiller controlled models, 2004 to 2010.
2009 E25DEL and E25DPL models – below serial number 8751149
2009 E30DEL and E30DPL models – below serial number 8751149
2004-2010 E40DRL models – below serial number 5261353
2005 E60WDR models – below serial number 5261353
2008–2010 E65WDR models – below serial number 5261353
What are the defects?
Under some circumstances the engine may be able to be started in gear, if the control box is in gear (forward or reverse), and the key switch is on, and the recoil starter is pulled.
What are the hazards?
Starting in gear will result in a rotating propeller which will put the boat in motion. Contact with a rotating propeller to a person nearby is likely to result in serious injury or death.
What should consumers do?
Call an authorized Evinrude/Johnson dealer and make an appointment to have this required engine update. This service will be performed at no charge. For your safety, please do not attempt to use this product until an authorized Evinrude/Johnson dealer has completed the necessary service