Warranty Coverage and Mercury Product Protection
Every Mercury engine comes with a Mercury Marine Limited Warranty. The length of the warranty, and what is covered by it, varies based on the product purchased. This warranty manual will outline what is covered, and how long your engine is covered, by the limited warranty. It also includes your rights and responsibilities to maintain your warranty coverage.
Mercury Product Protection is a factory-backed extended coverage plan, completely administered and backed by Mercury, that can give you up to eight years of worry-free boating with your Mercury outboard or Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive.
Mercury MerCruiser® sterndrives, inboards, and tow sport inboards have a standard limited, non-declining warranty. The length of this warranty depends on the model but can last up to three years. Certain boat brands, whose manufacturers have met the requirements for the Mercury Installation Quality Certification Program, carry an additional year of warranty on the MerCruiser engine.
Every Mercury MerCruiser® and Mercury Diesel inboard and sterndrive conforms to California's emissions regulations. Qualifying engines manufactured during or after 2003 are backed by a three year (or 480 hour) warranty for any defective part that violates the standards of the California Air Resources Board - including the cost to diagnose the failure.