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Brand new G2 200 dead in the water

Put the boat in the water and 15 minutes in the water the engine died and displayed ESC sensor (see dealer) and can't get the motor to start. No code number just ESC sensor. This happened as we pulled off of plane and put in nutral this first time and engine shut down. Could not get it restarted and had to be towed back to the dock. I've searched all over and can't find what ESC means. Anyone else have this problem? Was little nerve racking losing all power. Good thing we stayed in the river and not head to the intercoastal. Could not imagine losing power in front of an oncoming barge!!

Have to say extremely disappointing experience so far. Hopefully an easy fix and the only fix. Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated

Model - E200XHAG
Serial- 05492773
Posts: 6,466
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Brand new G2 200 dead in the water



Please accept our apologies for the unfortunate experience that you had with your new Evinrude outboard. That is not a normal occurrence.


An ESC service code means there is a glitch in the adjustment or setup of the control system. Most likely it is an easy fix by your dealer.




"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 



The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.