2 weeks ago
I have received conflicting answers from various dealers regarding the warranty start date on motors that may have been considered a demo or the previous years model that were never titled? What is the official start date?
2 weeks ago - last edited 2 weeks ago
On a factory official demo motor the warranty starting date is the day of delivery to the dealer. On a dealer's motor used as a demonstrator (not a factory demo engine) warranty starts the day of first use. New unused motors consider the customer delivery date as the first day of warranty.
Evinrude Pro-Staff and other factory sponsored personnel motors may have a different warranty status when sold, but are not considered demo motors.
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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.
2 weeks ago
So if it is a dealer's demo motor, then Evinrude should have automated data readily available that documents the first hour of use and all warranty work performed on said motor to include an update when it was transferred to the retail consumer and all warranty work performed therafter?