Garmin Australasia Pty Ltd—GHP Reactor Marine Autopilot

PRA number

2015/15079

Published date

Product description

The Autopilot is used by pilots of small recreational boats and can be installed by Australian OEMs or individual consumers as an aftermarket product. The Autopilot may also be applied for vessels carrying a small number of passengers.
Identifying features
010-00705-15 GHP Reactor Hydraulic Autopilot Corepack 010-00705-45 GHP Reactor Mechanical Autopilot Retrofit Corepack 010-00705-65 GHP Reactor Hydraulic with SmartPump Corepack 010-00705-71 GHP Reactor Hydraulic Autopilot Corepack for SmartPump 010-00705-80 GHP Reactor Steer-by-wire Standard Corepack 010-00705-81 GHP Reactor Steer-by-wire Corepack for Yamaha® Helm Master™ 010-00705-82 GHP Reactor Steer-by-wire Corepack for Viking® VIPER® 010-00705-85 GHP Reactor Steer-by-wire Corepack for Volvo-Penta 010-11052-60 Course Computer Unit, GHP Reactor Steer-by-wire 010-11052-61 Course Computer Unit, GHP Reactor Steer-by-wire for VIPER 010-11052-62 Course Computer Unit, GHP Reactor 010-11052-63 Course Computer Unit, GHP Reactor for Volvo-Penta

Other identifying numbers

010-00705-15 GHP Reactor Hydraulic Autopilot Corepack
010-00705-45 GHP Reactor Mechanical Autopilot Retrofit Corepack
010-00705-65 GHP Reactor Hydraulic with SmartPump Corepack
010-00705-71 GHP Reactor Hydraulic Autopilot Corepack for SmartPump
010-00705-80 GHP Reactor Steer-by-wire Standard Corepack
010-00705-81 GHP Reactor Steer-by-wire Corepack for Yamaha® Helm Master™
010-00705-82 GHP Reactor Steer-by-wire Corepack for Viking® VIPER®
010-00705-85 GHP Reactor Steer-by-wire Corepack for Volvo-Penta
010-11052-60 Course Computer Unit, GHP Reactor Steer-by-wire
010-11052-61 Course Computer Unit, GHP Reactor Steer-by-wire for VIPER
010-11052-62 Course Computer Unit, GHP Reactor
010-11052-63 Course Computer Unit, GHP Reactor for Volvo-Penta

Reasons the product is recalled

Garmin has discovered an issue involving software on GHP Reactor Autopilots that may cause the unit memory to become corrupted and inoperative.

The hazards to consumers

In very rare circumstances, the Autopilot may behave unexpectedly, including performing an 'abrupt' manoeuvre.

What consumers should do

Consumers should immediately install a free software update by visiting the website http://www.garmin.com/support/software/marine.html, or contact your Australian OEM or dealer to obtain a flashcard copy of the software update.

For further information please contact Mr Jason Browne on ph: (02) 9679 3453 or email Jason.browne@garmin.com

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Dates available for sale

-

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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