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Old 01-10-2005, 05:38 PM
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Default Yamaha recalls 30,000 four-stroke outboards


I came across this on the IBI Magazine website!

Yamaha's marine division in the US initiated a voluntary recall on nearly 30,000 four-stroke outboard motors on Friday, saying that throttle link rods could be potentially defective. The recall involves model year 2002 through 2005 F225, LF225, F200 and LF200 motors.

Yamaha Motor Corp. USA said in a release that it has advised owners to bring the outboards back to authorized Yamaha dealers, where the problem will be repaired.

"The issue at hand is that there is the possibility of a fast idle, which can effect the ability to shift into neutral, it's real low speed, it's not a high-speed issue at all," said Claude Von Plato, the manager of Yamaha's Marine Service Division. "We discovered an issue with the throttle arms, the rods, in the production of them there was too much variation. So we changed the whole process and we decided to err on the side of prevention."

Von Plato said the repair is "easy" though modification kits might not be available to dealers "immediately."

"Yamaha tells its customers not to operate the motors again until the modification is performed," said the release.

(10 January 2005)
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This is a second recall. It isn't old news. They made mine alot better after the first recall, but they still idle a little high sometimes. I didn't get the letter yet, but i guess i will.
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Old 01-10-2005, 07:40 PM
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I didn't have the problem until AFTER the first recall. I said, "what's up with this???" When I went to throttle down, the engine kept the same rpm's. Good thing I am a safe and sane driver and don't wait until the last second to throttle down.

The dealer said that sometimes it's best to leave well enough alone. Meaning that since I didn't have the problem originally, I shouldn't have had the "recall" done.

Here we go again...
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Old 01-10-2005, 08:05 PM
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I think mine has the second recall parts. She runs fine now. F225 owners should be prepared if they havent had it done. I was hauling arse back to the shed to beat out an impending hurricane and she wouldn't come out of gear or fast idle. My six year old had time to say "Dad, what are you doing?!" before I just pulled the key. It took some quick action to pull it out of gear, restart, and throttle back to avoid the dock at a fair speed. By the way it comes right out of gear if you turn off the motor and then you can restart and manuever at low rpm.
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Old 01-10-2005, 09:13 PM
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I had same scenario as H20COP. If it ain't broke...don't fix it. Motor worked fine w/200 hours until they did first recall...next trip offshore after "recall" I could not get out gear it stayed at 1200...scary. It's bad the recall actually caused the problem it was suppose to fix. So now it appears Yam still does not have this issue resolved.

First dealer re-installed kit and it was "fixed" motor idled at 7 on RPM guage...I was happy. Recently, however; the RPMs started to creap back up at idle and bounce between 800-900. I took it into another dealer and they worked on it and adjusted linkage to "factory specs", which is 750. Now display on tach still says 8 at idle vs 7 (believe guage rounds). When motor was new it idled at 7. In gear no problem it drops to 6 on tach under load.

You wouldn't think 100 RPM makes that big of deal on the shift, but it does to me at least. In my opinion, it shifts rough into gear...rougher than it should. I know of the Yam clunk....this is my second Yam and 91 motor clunked into gear, (idled at 7) but not this much of a clunk...can't imagine it's good on lower unit.

I think my high idle is all tied to this "recall" problem. Anybody else idle at 8 or 9. Or are you at 6 or 7 on F200 or 225s after the first recall fix?????
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I never received a recall notification.
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I never received a recall notification.

Read my post of last week describing the recall and what to ask your dealer


http://thehulltruth.com/forums/threa...tart=1&posts=9


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Old 01-11-2005, 11:12 AM
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I'm just glad someone has not got killed or seriously injured due to this. It was a scary feeling going from full power to idle in a cove and the motor not reacting. Had to pull the key myself!! Glad they got it figured out, cause I sure as hell couldn't. Didn't lose any fishing time over it, but feared it would get worse on the open ocean and I would have to manually hold the butterfly open on a long run from offshore. Wonder if they will pay for my pain and suffering?
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