Pro-Drive’s number one priority to its customers is to provide the highest quality state of the art product that people have come to expect from our company. Since we first began manufacturing outboard engines we have always sought to improve on our design and safety of our products.
This letter is intended to make you aware of an instance where the manual reverse mechanism locating pin has become disengaged while the motor is in operation. If this were to happen, the boat would not be able to be steered until the locating pin is moved back into position and engaged. We have designed a new safety feature that can be installed on your engine to correct this possibility.
In furtherance of our commitment to the safety of our customers, we have initiated a voluntary recall of all manual reverse Pro-Drive motors that have been sold from 2003 to 2014 and have a serial number from PD 03 0001 to PD 14 5867.
(Note: If your motor has no reverse or auto reverse, no action should be taken)
What you should do: If you have a manual reverse system that is in the serial number range listed above, we encourage you not to use the unit until this new and improved safety feature is installed on your engine free of charge.
There is a lock out mechanism that is immediately available to you until you can bring your motor in to Pro-Drive or an authorized dealer in your area for the permanent revised system. This feature is available now and can be shipped to you by UPS free of charge. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this lock out. This will allow you to continue to use your unit, until it is convenient for you to arrange for the permanent version.
The new system is easily identified by the letters “INV” stamped on the aluminum plate right above the locating pin. (T-Knob) Unless you can positively identify the system with the letters “INV” do not use your Pro-Drive until the revision is made.
Please contact Pro-Drive directly or through your nearest authorized Pro-Drive dealer to have this new revised system installed on your unit. You may want to contact your Pro-Drive dealer to find out how long they will need to have your Pro-Drive so that you may schedule the appointment at a time that is convenient for you. This will also allow your dealer to order the parts if they are not in stock. Should no dealer be available in your area please contact Pro-Drive directly for further information.