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vink posted 10-15-2005 12:22 PM ET (US)   Profile for vink   Send Email to vink  
I just received in the mail this morning a recall notice from Meercury for a recall of the voltage regulator on the 2003 60 HP four-stroke that came with my 150 SPORT. It states "we have determined that it is necessary to replace the voltage regulator on your engine to insure the durability of your Mercury Outboard." Also, "it is possible that the voltage regulator may fail resulting in the loss of battery charging capacity....failure modes is electrical arcing within the regulator, which can be an ignition source."

Has anyone experienced this failure? My motor has purred through an additional 150 hours with no problems this summer.
So, heads up, you may receive this notice in the mail. If not, contact your Mercury dealer.

jimh posted 10-15-2005 12:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Thanks for posting this notice. I am sure it apply to a number of Boston Whaler owners.
Moe posted 10-15-2005 02:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
I got the same safety recall, have about as many hours as you do on our 2003 BigFoot, and have not seen the problem. A government recall website in Australia has some details, says it applies to 2002-2003 motors, and gives the serial numbers. Found it on Google.


jimh posted 10-19-2005 02:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
More owners are reporting this announcement.
dinodog posted 03-30-2010 05:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for dinodog  Send Email to dinodog     
[Revived this discussion after it had been dormant for five years to post a duplicate article, already under discussion in another forum.]

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