(LegalLaw247.com, August 22, 2013 ) New York, NY – The attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of consumers who experienced problems with certain Yamaha outboard motors. It has been alleged that Yamaha F-Series four-stroke outboard motors manufactured between 2000 and 2005 contain a defect that causes the motor to corrode and pit internally, resulting in premature motor failure. As a result, some consumers have reported the need to spend thousands of dollars for inspections and repairs without any assistance from Yamaha.
If you experienced problems with your Yamaha F-Series outboard motor, the attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to hear from you. To report any problems or complaints, please visit http://www.classaction.org/yamaha-outboard-motors.html today.
Yamaha allegedly marketed its outboard motors as “high power” engines that exhibit an “unmatched reliability and durability.” Motors manufactured by a major company, such as Yamaha, are expected to perform for “several thousand hours of [use]” before serious repairs should be necessary, according to allegations posed in a pending class action lawsuit filed in Florida. Owners of Yamaha boats with the F-Series outboard motor, however, have reported motor failure and damage after only 500 to 700 hours of use—falling far below industry expectations, the suit claims. According to the complaint, Yamaha offers a 3-year warranty to consumers; however, the corrosion regularly manifests after this warranty has expired, leaving owners with out-of-pocket payment for repairs as their only option, the suit alleges.
It has been alleged that because the purported defect is hidden from view and corrodes the motor’s interior, which is also hidden from view, owners had no reasonable way of knowing about the alleged defect or avoiding any resulting damages, according to the complaint. Had the owner known of the alleged defect, it is believed he or she would not have purchased the boat, or would have paid substantially less. It has been alleged that Yamaha knew of this defect and its potential to damage the motor, yet continued to place the product on the market without warning.
If you own a Yamaha boat with an F-Series outboard motor and have experienced any problems, please visit ClassAction.org for a free consultation.
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