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    iBR Actuator Plastic Casting Failure.

    Hey gents.


    So this evening was out for a ride this evening nothing out of the usual. went to hit the iBR trigger and all I got was a loud Audible beep and my iBR light flashing on my dash. i couldn't move foreword reverse i was in a sense stuck in neutral. got towed out of the water. took top deck off and this is what i found. Click image for larger version. 

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    the plastic casing had failed. Now my seadoo has 40 hours on it. I am out of warranty. This is a 1400 dollar part. I have contacted seadoo to see what they will do but i am not impressed. I am on the verge of taking a match throwing a litre of gasoline on it lighting it on fire and walking away (not really). but to say the least i am very very upset. has anyone else seen the likes of this.

    This thread is not about weather or you say well this is why you shouldn't buy iBR, i am simply looking to see if this has happened before or, if anyone has contacted seadoo before has had any success. Or if there is any suggestions.

    Thanks guys


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    Wow. Did not know that they even make the IBR on the sparks out of plastic. I don't remember seeing this before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troyheb View Post
    Wow. Did not know that they even make the IBR on the sparks out of plastic. I don't remember seeing this before.


    yah im not impressed. at this point. This was my first seadoo with iBR, and to be fair up until this point I liked it and I would actually consider buying it again. I can forgive a bad casting. shit happens. what I cant forgive is at 40 hours plastic fatigues to such a point that it snaps. I also looked at just replacing the iBR housing and just swapping all the internal components over but I am not able to. as seadoo wants a insaine 1400 to replace it.

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    Something in that IBR had to of fail to cause the casing to split open like that.

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    Im with Titan on this one... looks like it might have jambed up.

    But still, I thought it would go into over current protection or something like that.

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    If something jammed up on the inside...well that's a big expensive part I can't just keep replacing everything it jam's up....but if something like that just jams I would of thought like you said it would go into limp mode. I'm waiting on a response from seadoo and I will call them later today

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    Ouch...maybe I will buy that extended warranty. Please keep us posted.

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    Are all of the SD ibr's plastic or just the Spark??

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    They are all plastic, had one today at work, same problem

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    Great news.


    even out of warranty seadoo has honored this part should not of failed at 42 hours and is replacing part free of charge. from a customer stand point I'm very happy they stood by there product.


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