What are the defects?
Under some circumstances the engine may be able to be started in gear, if the control box is in gear (forward or reverse), and the key switch is on, and the recoil starter is pulled.
What are the hazards?
Starting in gear will result in a rotating propeller which will put the boat in motion. Contact with a rotating propeller to a person nearby is likely to result in serious injury or death.
What should consumers do?
Call an authorized Evinrude/Johnson dealer and make an appointment to have this required engine update. This service will be performed at no charge. For your safety, please do not attempt to use this product until an authorized Evinrude/Johnson dealer has completed the necessary service
Traders who sold this product
Evinrude Outboard dealers
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