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This might be old news to some...

Two plaintiffs have filed a class action lawsuit against Yamaha Motor Corp. USA, alleging that the company manufactured outboard boating motors with a defective aluminum coating that are susceptible to corrosion and premature engine failure.

http://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-s...-motor-defect/


Yamaha Wants Out of Boat Motor Defect Class Action Lawsuit

The defense team for Japan-based Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. told a California federal judge on Friday that not only should they be allowed to bow out of a proposed Yamaha boat motor defect class action lawsuit, but that the grounds for the case make little sense on their own.

http://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-s...ction-lawsuit/
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
This might be old news to some...

Two plaintiffs have filed a class action lawsuit against Yamaha Motor Corp. USA, alleging that the company manufactured outboard boating motors with a defective aluminum coating that are susceptible to corrosion and premature engine failure.

http://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-s...-motor-defect/


Yamaha Wants Out of Boat Motor Defect Class Action Lawsuit

The defense team for Japan-based Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. told a California federal judge on Friday that not only should they be allowed to bow out of a proposed Yamaha boat motor defect class action lawsuit, but that the grounds for the case make little sense on their own.

http://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-s...ction-lawsuit/
I knew about the suits, I did not know about the weasly technicality of we don't do business there yamaha was trying to pull....great company.....gotta wonder why any American would buy their product with that attitude.

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This has certainly turned into a cluster...then those of us that own suspect motors on boats have to knock off $5k-$6k /motor because people are concerned, even if it is clean, it is just a matter of time. I know that there is not a judge in the world would include this, but it is f'd.

So because I bought Yamahas my boat is worth $10k-$12k less than a Merc / Suzuki / Honda powered boat. Pretty sure I quit Yamaha.
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Just another way the Lawyers win, not the consumers.
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Originally Posted by chimmike View Post
Just another way the Lawyers win, not the consumers.
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Originally Posted by chimmike View Post
Just another way the Lawyers win, not the consumers.
If the lawyers did not bring this class action, Yamaha would have no incentive not to sell untested crap. If they want to do business here, there are rules and even the great Yamaha has to obey them. Rule One: Don't sell crap and then run away from responsibility.
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we'll see how the japs fare at this
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Oh yippee. Another freaking lets point out what is wrong with "those other brands of motors/company." I DARE anybody to find me a single major outboard motor manufacturer that can't do a quick search and find a dozen different internet threads about how such and such are so bad.

Yamaha, Mercury, Suzuki, Evinrude, Honda. Any others?

Got a fresh batch of popcorn and a cold beer. Have at it THTers.
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Yamaha has had corrosion issues for longer than indicated here. some have it, some don't..quality of maintenance???
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Originally Posted by ifsteve View Post
Oh yippee. Another freaking lets point out what is wrong with "those other brands of motors/company." I DARE anybody to find me a single major outboard motor manufacturer that can't do a quick search and find a dozen different internet threads about how such and such are so bad.

Yamaha, Mercury, Suzuki, Evinrude, Honda. Any others?

Got a fresh batch of popcorn and a cold beer. Have at it THTers.
It has nothing to do with the rusting exhausts, and everything to do with how yamaha handled, and is continuing to handle it....they denied it first, then they made a kit for it specifically while still denying it, then public outcry caused them to lower the price of the kit, while still denying it, and finally they are being asked to answer for ....

Now having set precedent and getting away with selling a defective motor, they again pulled the same shit for a few years with the f350's spinning themselves apart....deny deny deny, and finally when they could no longer deny offered up free flywheels indefinitely. Why? Because of this suit....had no one called them on this shit.....they would have been selling full price and then "discounted" flywheels by now for sure.
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When will there be a lawsuit for Yami HPDI defects?
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Yamaha has had corrosion issues for longer than indicated here. some have it, some don't..quality of maintenance???
How do you maintain a portion of the exhaust buried in the mid section? Not a maintenance issue.....inferior parts.
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I'm sure there are a lot of Yamaha F225's and F250's owners that are cheering for these guys, who have experienced the same with their motors. Now saying that there's probably a lot of Yamaha F225's and F250's owners that have not experience any problems with theirs.

All I would like to say about this case is I always admire the little man taking on the giant... Regardless how it turns out, I admire their beliefs of proving their point, now that point will come with a big price, of lawyer fees, legal maneuvering, and time, but I admire there moxie.

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The only thing that will get Yamaha's attention is when people stop buying their motors but I don't see that happening.
I personally don't really have a preference on brand of 4 strokes but I can guarantee you that if I was looking to buy another used boat that was powered with a Yamaha with one of the suspect problem motors it would certainly come into play in my decision as i think it would many others. Because of that, I think the owners of such motors are due compensation.
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I had the kit installed on my port motor this summer. I'll have the starboard done this winter. 2004 F225s with 600 hours. Only minor corrosion was observed, but the resale issue forced me to do this now.
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The only thing that will get Yamaha's attention is when people stop buying their motors but I don't see that happening.
I personally don't really have a preference on brand of 4 strokes but I can guarantee you that if I was looking to buy another used boat that was powered with a Yamaha with one of the suspect problem motors it would certainly come into play in my decision as i think it would many others. Because of that, I think the owners of such motors are due compensation.
That issue definitely took a whole lot of boats off my shopping list last year when I was in the market to buy.

I feel bad for the folks who do have the issue and the resulting expenses and down time.
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I'm gonna get a class action started because my strendrive manifolds and risers need to be replaced every 5 years...must be defective parts.
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I'm gonna get a class action started because my strendrive manifolds and risers need to be replaced every 5 years...must be defective parts.
You knew this when you bought it. Common knowledge and normal upkeep.....tearing a half destroyed exhaust out of an outboard because shit materials were used is a different story. It simply shouldn't happen on a modern outboard in the numbers it has.
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Originally Posted by Superfishalpalmbeach View Post
You knew this when you bought it. Common knowledge and normal upkeep.....tearing a half destroyed exhaust out of an outboard because shit materials were used is a different story. It simply shouldn't happen on a modern outboard in the numbers it has.

Hey man, where have you been? I haven't been told how much my engine sucks for a couple weeks.

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