I'm with you there! That's exactly why I originally posted this, because I knew I was going to be out of my boat for at least a week. I wanted to make sure it was necessary. I wouldn't have a problem at all with it if I could drop it off for a day! I'm going to have to give in soon!
Just got the boat back. *One week to the day. *The part was shipped from Wisconsin and that took most of the time. Sure wish I could talk them into ordering the part before I drop the boat off next time. * :-/
No cost to me but here's the cost just in case someone's interested.
I haven't been notified yet about this recall and wouldn't have had a clue if I didn't see this post about this recall. Turns out my motor is in the group. Got an appointment already at the shop for the repair but...... It would have been a big bummer had it crapped out on our upcoming Eagle trip.
Thanks for the "heads up" on this guys!
to the top so maybe it'll save someone else trouble too
I noticed yesterday that the recall letter states "..., we have determined that it is necessary to replace the voltage regulator on your engine to insure the durability of your Mercury Outboard."
I took mine in on Monday and they just called a few minutes ago and said that the voltage regulator did need to be replaced and the part(s) are coming from Fond du Lac WI and should be here in three days. The boat should be ready if not Friday then Monday depending on the arrival of the part(s)
I have a 60 merc 4 stoke, I found this info on the web. Apparently its for 2002 and 2003 30 to 60 hp engines.
Mercury and Mariner branded 30-60 horsepower outboard marine engines
Supplier Name: Brunswick Asia Pacific Group
Recall Coverage: National
Product Info: Model: Mercury/Mariner 30/40 3 Cylinder Four Stroke - Model year 2002 and 2003. 0T438281 through 0T800906. Belguim 0P156468 through 0P269818. Mercury/Mariner 40/50/60 4 Cylinder Four Stroke - Model year 2002 and 2003. 0T416659 through 0P800906. Belgium 0P156559 through 0P270043.
Defect Details: Voltage regulator failures which will prevent the battery maintaining a proper charge. This may cause electrical arcing within the regulator.
Silver_Streak The recall notice does ask the original owner if the motor has been sold. My suggestion is to go on Mercury site and ask what to do. You might have to give the vin number. I am to a second owner of a 50hp the original owner filled out the papper work but it still had a warrenty on it.Good luck
Where can I find more info out on this Merc recall? I'm second owner on a 9.9 hp 4 Big foot stroke kicker ('02 model). Because I'm the second owner, I won't recieve a recall notice!! Any suggestions would be a help!!