Honda—Outboard Marine Engines

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Product description

All units were built between 2004 and 2005.

Identifying features

Honda BF150A4. Serial No. Prefix BANJ from 1000029 to 1005678. BAPJ from 1000012 to 10000775. Honda BF135A4. Serial No. Prefix BARJ from 1000010 to 1001478. BASJ from 1000001 to 1000094.

What are the defects?

The transmission shift arm which shifts driving directions back and forth, may crack when a large force is imposed on the joint between the shift arm and the shaft. After repeated use, there is a possibility of the shifting arm developing a crack and splitting. Therefore, if shift arm use continues, in the worst case scenario the arm may break, disabling the transmission. This may cause the vessel to drift, it is stuck in neutral, or to remain in gear.

What are the hazards?

Malfunction

What should consumers do?

Letters will be sent to registered owners to contact their Honda Marine Dealer to schedule for an inspection and replacement.