Date: July 23th, 2012
Re: Fuel Tank Leak
Dear Sea-Doo™ Boat Owner, This notice is being sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the United States Coast Guard, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Air Resources Board, Transport Canada and Environment Canada. Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. and BRP US Inc. (“BRP“) are conducting a voluntary safety recall on certain Sea-Doo™ Boats of the models below.
What is the potential problem?
On some boats, the fuel tank may have been damaged, either drilled or marked, during the assembly process and may allow fuel and/or fuel vapor to leak into the boat's bilge. If such leakage occurs, combined with a spark or a flame, fuel vapors may ignite - resulting in fire or explosion. This situation can potentially cause serious injuries or even death to occupants or bystanders.
Which models are involved?
Model Model Year
Challenger 180 2012
What should you do?
Immediately stop using your boat and contact an authorized BRP Sea-Doo™ Boat dealer and make an appointment to have your boat inspected. If the inspection shows that the fuel tank is damaged, your dealer will inform you of the remedy process. This work will be performed at no charge to you.
What to do if you feel this notice is an error?
This notice was mailed to you according to the most current information we have available. If you no longer own this boat or some information in this notice is incorrect, please contact BRP at your earliest convenience. If you had this inspection performed before you received this letter, you may be eligible to receive reimbursement for the cost of obtaining a pre-notification remedy of the problem associated with this recall.
If you have questions, need assistance or to find your nearest authorized BRP Sea-Doo™ Boat dealer: Visit: www.sea-doo.com Or call: 1-888-638-5397 9:30 to 17:30 Eastern Time Monday to Thursday 10:30 to 17:30 Eastern Time Friday
Please also note that a damaged fuel tank may cause the boat to release air pollutants exceeding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California and Environment Canada standards and failing a state or local emissions inspection.
As defined in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the California Code of Regulations, and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, as a manufacturer, we are also required to correct vehicles that may be emitting pollutants in excess of emission standards. These emission standards were established to protect the public health or welfare from air pollution.
Your continued satisfaction with your Sea-Doo™ Boat is important to us. Please understand that we have taken this action in the interest of your safety and your boat's proper operation. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this matter may cause and urge you to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
After-Sales Service Department Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
SERIAL NUMBERS LISTING OF INVOLVED BOATS
From 013000 to 013001 From 013089 to 013092
From 013002 to 013003 From 013093 to 013096
From 013004 to 013006 From 013097 to 013098 From 013100 to 013101
013007 From 013104 to 013106
From 013009 to 013012 From 013108 to 013112
From 013014 to 013018 013113
From 013019 to 013022 From 013115 to 013118
013023 From 013125 to 013126
From 013025 to 013026 From 013028 to 013032 From 013128 to 013129 From 013131 to 013132 From 013134 to 013135
From 013033 to 013035 013037 From 013139 to 013147
From 013038 to 013047 From 013149 to 013157
From 013048 to 013059
From 013060 to 013067 From 013158 to 013167
From 013068 to 013071 From 013170 to 013173
From 013073 to 013079 From 013175 to 013179