MerCruiser 5.0L, 350 Mag and 6.2L Non-EC DTS Sterndrive Engines
Serial numbers 2A014073–2A050912
What are the defects?
The main engine wire harness may be routed incorrectly allowing it to be too close to the DTS shift actuator. Repeated movement of the DTS shift actuator arm may cause the engine wire harness shielding to wear through, exposing the wires and causing a direct short circuit to ground, which could create an ignition source prior to the fuses interrupting the circuit.
What are the hazards?
Risk that the defect could create an ignition source in the engine compartment and pose a fire hazard.
What should consumers do?
Stop using the product and return it to a Mercury Marine dealer who will inspect the engine wire harness and, if it is found to be routed incorrectly, rectify the engine free of charge.