FUEL SYSTEM

         
Number 170017T   MIC: TAC
Company: TOHATSU AMERICA CORP   Company Official: PLC
Model Name: BFT115 TO BFT250   Model Year: 2016/17
Problem 1: FUEL SYSTEM      
Problem 2:      
HIN   Case Open Date:
Disposition: OPEN   Case Close Date:
Units 130   Campaign Open Date 11/15/2017
Boat Type 31   Campaign Close Date
Severity: L   Last Date: 11/15/2017
Comments:  
Tohatsu BFT 115, 150, 175, 200, 225, 250 outboard motors produced between July 11, 2016 and March 31, 2017 (approximately 8.5 months of production) by Honda Japan, but sold in U.S. by Tohatsu. Affected engines S/N range listed in DNR.The Vapor Separator float ingests fuel allowing the float to sink in the assembly. This allows the relief valve to open, which results in fuel overflow from the air ventilation hole to the outside of the outboard motor.