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Date: September, 2002 No. 2002-04(S)
MODELS: 2002 Johnson 60° V6 SUBJECT:Vacuum switch


Field reports indicate false fuel restriction warnings and "Check Engine" light on 2002 (and some older) 60° V6 models. Some vacuum switches may have been manufactured without a vent hole.

Affected Models
J150PLSNF Below S/N 5000301

Affected Part Numbers
Description P/N
Vacuum switch 438081
Vacuum switch kit 586544


Step 1
All Affected Models in your inventory and all affected product received for servicing and storage must have the correct vented vacuum switch in-stalled. Please inspect your inventory and install a new vacuum switch if it is missing the vent hole.

Step 2
Please inspect all Affected Part Numbers in your parts inventory to make sure that they contain the vent hole. Do not attempt to drill the hole in a non-vented switch. Return all defective switches with the warranty claim.

After the repair has been completed, a standard warranty allowance request form must be filled out with all required engine information.

Use a flat rate code VS-01 for 0.5 hours. Use a special failing part number of 8888811. Credit for labor will be issued only when the warranty allowance request form is submitted. Return all defective switches with the warranty claim. Bombardier will credit dealers for repairs performed up to 12 months from the date this bulletin is issued. The proper return address is as follows:

Bombardier Recreational Products
Evinrude/Johnson Dealer Support Services
250 Sea Horse Dr. Waukegan, IL 60085

Call 1-800-888-4662 for more information.