Marine Power International Pty Ltd—Mercury Diesel sterndrive engine

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Product description

Diesel sterndrive marine engine
Identifying features
See attached action plan.

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Why the product is recalled

The product is fitted with either a digital throttle and shift (DTS) or a mechanical throttle and shift. The issue identified only affects products that are fitted with a DTS. For these products, a failure of either the trim, pitot, steering or paddle wheel sensor could result in a reduction of sensor voltage and cause a misinterpretation of the DTS shift actuator's position.

What the hazards are to consumers

The issue may result in the shift actuator shifting into forward gear during the engine start process, even though the electronic remote control handle is in the neutral position, the drive unit will remain in the forward gear until the failed sensor is disconnected causing a potential accident.

What consumers should do

Contact their nearest authorized Mercury dealer and arrange for the engine to be inspected to check whether it has a DTS or a mechanical throttle and shift. If the engine has a DTS, the dealer will replace it with a redesigned vessel sensor harness which will avoid the issue set out above.

Traders who sold this product

Authorized dealers nation wide.

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Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

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

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