Just the heads up that there has been a recall for Mercury/Mariner recall for 8.0 hp and 9.9 hp FourStroke outboard motors. I'm not sure what model years are affected by this recall. I know we have a 2005 9.9, and received this letter informing us of the recall. There are 2 known issues with these motors, with one of them a safety issue. 1st issue- This upgrade resolves a potential failure of the reverse hooks. If the reverse hooks fail, the gearcase will rotate up as reverse thrust is applied. 2nd Issue- (Federal boat safety act recall- safety issue)Resolves a potential failure of the throttle function, the shift function, or both. This recall ONLY effects the motors mentioned above THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH A TILLER HANDLE.If the outboard came from Mercury with no tiller handle (to allow for remote operation), the throttle/shift upgrade does not apply to you. Owners should contact their authorized Mercury Marine dealer for these upgrades. If you have the tiller handle, Mercury Marine recommends that you have the repairs performed PRIOR to your next use of the outboard.