IGNITION PROTECTION -

         
Number 970007T   MIC: HQZ
Company: U.S. COAST GUARD HEADQUARTERS   Company Official: PDE
Model Name: GAS POWERED GENERATORS SEE REMAR   Model Year: KS
Problem 1: IGNITION PROTECTION -      
Problem 2: STARTER NOT PROTECTED      
HIN   Case Open Date: 12/29/1997
Disposition: CLOSED   Case Close Date:
Units 10000   Campaign Open Date 4/30/1997
Boat Type 34   Campaign Close Date 10/28/1998
Severity: H   Last Date: 6/19/1998
Comments:  
AFFECTS FOLLOWING GENERATORS: 4.0 BCG 4.5 BCG 6.5 BCG 7.0 BCG 8.5 BTG 8.5 BTGA 9.0 BTG 12.5 BTG 15.0 BTG AND ENGINES W26G W26GX W41G W70G. WESTERBEKE DISCOVERED THROUGH LAB TESTING THAT THE STARTERS ON SOME OF THEIR GASOLINE POWERED GENERATORS WERE NOT IGNITION PROTECTED. THEY HAVE INITIATED A DEFECT NOTIFICATION CAMPAIGN TO CORRECT THAT. DEFECT NOTIFICATION REPORT RECEIVED 4/30/97. CAMPAIGN UPDATE REPORT #3 RECIEVED 12/29/97. 4800 PURCHASERS NOTIFIED. 400 DEALERS NOTIFIED. 734 UNITS CORRECTED. 4 UNITS OK. 10/27/98 UPDATE #5 SHOWS 797 UNITS REPAIRED.