16 June 2016
Mercury Diesel 2.8L and 4.2L Sterndrive Marine Engines
Product IdentifiersModels Affected: 2014 & 2015 (specified serial numbers) 88401775 88409061 88409073 88409086 88409092 88409093 88409094 88409097 88417803 88417808
The flexible fuel return hose which runs from the fuel distribution block to the fuel injection pump may crack at the end of the hose, which could allow a small leakage of diesel fuel. If left unattended, the fuel leak could potentially lead to a fire.
What to do...
Stop using the boat and return it to a Mercury dealer for rectification. The Mercury dealer will replace the fuel return hose with a hose that is not subject to the defect.