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We are sorry to be informed that your motors are not living up to your expectations, and we agree, they should not be giving you these types of problems.
Your earliest engine (if the last letter is A, B, or C) may have a software update that could help with driveability if it has not been complied with yet. Ask your dealer to see if the motor has or needs the update mentioned in service bulletin 2018-01(W).
The multiple SAFE occurrences in your newest motor are surprising. Usually a SAFE mode happens if the motor overheats, lacks oil pulses, or has a voltage problem in the circuitry. The EMM will store service codes if that is the case. Have your dealer check the motor over as soon as possible. Evinrude has a team of tech support specialists that your dealer can consult if the mechanics are unsure of the problem.
"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.