Tohatsu is dedicated to providing outboards of outstanding quality and value. As part of our constant efforts to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction, Tohatsu America Corp. is conducting the recall campaign described below. This notice is provided in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Boat Safety Act and other applicable laws and regulations.


Issued November, 2017

Models Serial Numbers Affected
BFT115A BBHJ-6000206 ~ BBHJ-6000253
BBHJ-7000007 ~ BBHJ-7000008
BFT150A BANJ-6000496 ~ BANJ-6000611
BAPJ-7000029 ~ BAPJ-7000038
BFT200A BAEJ-6000113 ~ BAEJ-6000120
BAFJ-7000016 ~ BAFJ-7000017
BFT225A BAGJ-6000108 ~ BAGJ-6000125
BAHJ-7000017 ~ BAHJ-7000020
BFT250A BBJJ-6000207 ~ BBJJ-6000216
BBJJ-7000039 ~ BBJJ-7000042


This recall is related to the vapor separator float in certain BFT115A/BFT150A/BFT200A/BFT225A/BFT250A models. It has come to our attention that on certain models, the vapor separator float may fail or not operate properly causing fuel to leak from the air vent tube coming from the vapor separator and then exit through the air vent tube and into the main body of the outboard. The problem is typically noticed by a strong smell of fuel during or after operation, a rainbow sheen in the water after operation, or fuel is seen leaking from the outboard under the cover/cowling.


If your motor is one of the affected serial numbers (see above), we strongly urge you to contact your nearest Authorized Tohatsu Dealer as soon as possible to schedule an appointment for replacement of your vapor separator float. You should discontinue use of your outboard until the problem has been corrected.

When contacting your Authorized Tohatsu Dealer, mention Service Bulletin 17-028 (for 200-250hp models) or 17-029 (for 115-150hp models) and present this notice to the dealer when you take your engine in for service.

The replacement work will be performed FREE OF CHARGE to you.

If you no longer own this engine, please contact our office at 469-771-3740, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm Central Standard Time and ask to speak with our Service Department so that we may update our ownership records.

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