amaha outboard engine owners expect their engines to last because Yamaha touts its products' reliability and durability.
TALLAHASSEE, FL, October 28, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The Yamaha F225 outboard motors are corroding at an unusually fast rate, with damage starting to occur after only 500-700 hours of use. Owners of the Yamaha outboard engine are faced with very high repair rates, sometimes equaling $10,000.00 or more for a motor that retails for approximately $17,000.00. Even with proper maintenance, the severe Yamaha corrosion issue
may not have been avoidable.
To repair corrosion damage requires new parts and labor expenses. Some parts can cost only a few hundred dollars, however a power head replacement can cost up to $10,000.00. When contacted about these issues, Yamaha responded that these engines were out of warranty and that proper flushing is the best way to maintain an engine.
"Yamaha outboard engine owners expect their engines to last because Yamaha touts its products' reliability and durability," according to Peter Mougey who runs the Securities and Business Litigation Department at Levin Papantonio. "However, there is a serious defect in these outboard engines that Yamaha has failed to remedy," says Mougey.
Owners of the Yamaha F225 outboard engine have experienced severe corrosion to the exhaust tube and the oil pan of the motor after little use. One owner saw severe corrosion damage after only 450 hours of use. Typically, owners are seeing severe corrosion after 500-700 hours of use. While Yamaha has repaired the engines that are under warranty, the majority of recreational boat owners use their engine less than 100 hours per year so, the problem does become apparent until the engine is outside of the warranty period. Signs of the corrosion include engines that lose horsepower, overheat, smoke and eventually fail.
"We believe Yamaha knew about this problem and we look forward to exposing what Yamaha did to ensure that their customers engines were free of defective parts," commented Steve Jaffe, Partner at Partner at Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L.
Many who own the Yamaha F225 motor have faced serious corrosion issues and expensive repairs. Some owners are making claims against Yamaha for this outboard engine. In order to recover losses, Yamaha F225 owners can consult with consumer protection attorneys and those who are familiar with consumer fraud lawsuits. Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty & Proctor, PA, and Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L., have been recognized as among the country's most successful law firms that help victims recover from various types of fraud. Together, the firms filed c complaint on July 22nd, 2013 in the Northern District of Florida.
About Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty & Proctor, PA
Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty & Proctor, PA represents clients nationally who have suffered injury due to intentional and negligent behavior of others. With over 25 years of experience representing various clients, the consumer protections attorneys at Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty& Proctor, PA have recovered an excess of $1 billion in settlements and jury verdicts for their clients. Learn more about the class action against Yamaha by visiting: http://www.yamahacorrosion.com/
About Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L.
The attorneys of Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L., are litigators and trial attorneys who share an intense passion for representing clients injured or damaged due to another's negligence or fraud. They have over 25 years experience litigating complex cases including class actions in courts throughout the US, that have lead to some of the largest class actions in the US providing millions of dollars in available relief to consumers. Learn more about the class action against Yamaha by visiting: http://www.yamahacorrosion.com/