Dometic (Seastar) Steering Cable installed in boats with mechanical steering systems.
Affected models are:
a) rotary steering (SSC62, SSC131, SSCX64, SS132, SS137, SS147, SSX176, SSX177),
b) rack steering (SSC124, SSC134, SSCX154, SS141 and SS151)
c) kicker cables (433).
To find out if your steering cable is affected, check the engine end of the cable for the stamp with the product information.
Affected products are within YEAR “22” and between DAY range 116 to 231 ONLY
What are the defects?
The retaining nut that is designed to prevent the boat’s steering cable from detaching from the boat’s engine may fail.
What are the hazards?
If the retaining nut fails, this could lead to a loss of steering control of the boat. Steering loss may cause an accident, resulting in death or injury to the boat occupants or bystanders.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should contact the dealer who they bought the boat from to arrange for inspection and replacement of the cable if required, free of charge. Consumers should not use the boat until it has been checked and, if required, the steering cable is replaced.
For more information contact BLA Australia, Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm AEST on 1300 252 725 or email email@example.com