Marine Power International Pty Ltd — Mercury V6 FourStroke (175-225 HP) outboard engine & Mercury V8 Racing model (200-300HP) outboard engine

Photograph Outboard Engine

Identifying features

See attached Serial numbers list

What are the defects?

It is possible for water to leak into the shift actuator. Such water leakage could cause internal corrosion and wire damage, eventually causing the engine to go into Guardian-forced idle, losing shift control (engine remains in its last gear position), or the engine may not restart.

What are the hazards?

If engine power or control is lost, it is possible that the boat could become stranded.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should contact their nearest Mercury dealer who will arrange for the engine to be inspected and, if affected by the recall, for the shift actuator to be replaced.

To locate your nearest Mercury Marine dealer, visit

Contact Mercury Marine Customer Service on 03 9791 5822 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm AEST) or email

Traders who sold this product

Marine Dealers
See attached Traders List

List of traders who sold this product
Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 1 May 2018 - 6 March 2019

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

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

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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