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REMINDER

Only the models within the serial number ranges listed on this page are affected.

If the serial number of your model is not within the ranges listed, your motor is not affected by this recall.

 

Product Safety Recall


Tohatsu is dedicated to providing outboards of outstanding quality and value. As part of our constant efforts to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction, Tohatsu America Corp. is conducting the recall campaign described below. This notice is provided in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Boat Safety Act and other applicable laws and regulations.

BFT115A / BFT150A/ BFT200A/ BFT225A/ BFT250A SERIES OUTBOARDS
Issued November, 2017

DESCRIPTION OF RECALL CAMPAIGN
This recall is related to the vapor separator float in certain BFT115A/BFT150A/BFT200A/BFT225A/BFT250A models. It has come to our attention that on certain models, the vapor separator float may fail or not operate properly causing fuel to leak from the air vent tube coming from the vapor separator and then exit through the air vent tube and into the main body of the outboard.  The problem is typically noticed by a strong smell of fuel during or after operation, a rainbow sheen in the water after operation, or fuel is seen leaking from the outboard under the cover/cowling.

Models

Serial Numbers Affected

BFT115A

BBHJ-6000206 ~ BBHJ-6000253
BBHJ-7000007 ~ BBHJ-7000008

BFT150A

BANJ-6000496 ~ BANJ-6000611
BAPJ-7000029 ~ BAPJ-7000038

BFT200A

BAEJ-6000113 ~ BAEJ-6000120
BAFJ-7000016 ~ BAFJ-7000017

BFT225A

BAGJ-6000108 ~ BAGJ-6000125
BAHJ-7000017 ~ BAHJ-7000020

BFT250A

BBJJ-6000207 ~ BBJJ-6000216
BBJJ-7000039 ~ BBJJ-7000042

RECOMMENDED ACTION
If your motor is one of the affected serial numbers (see above), we strongly urge you to contact your nearest Authorized Tohatsu Dealer as soon as possible to schedule an appointment for replacement of your vapor separator float. You should discontinue use of your outboard until the problem has been corrected.

When contacting your Authorized Tohatsu Dealer, mention Service Bulletin 17-028 (for 200-250hp models) or 17-029 (for 115-150hp models) and present this notice to the dealer when you take your engine in for service.

The replacement work will be performed FREE OF CHARGE to you.

If you no longer own this engine, please contact our office at 469-771-3740, Monday Friday, 8am 5pm Central Standard Time and ask to speak with our Service Department so that we may update our ownership records.

 
 
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