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    2017 Sea Doo GTR 230 - Stuck in Reverse

    Hey everyone. Sorry if this post has come up before but I didn't see it in the few pages I looked at prior to posting.

    Has anyone had an experience where their PWC gets stuck in reverse mode?? I was out this weekend and it was running perfectly fine, then I used the brake and when I stopped and went to take back off it wouldn't go forward, only backwards slowly. Gave me a long beep every so often and I've tried everything I can think of to fix it but nothing will work. The reverse gate is stuck down and won't budge. I disconnected the battery for a few minutes, checked the fuses, looked to make sure nothing was blocking it, made sure all the bolts were in there, and even tried the IBR override and it still won't budge. Have plans to take it to the dealer I bought it at later this week but just wanted to see if anyone else had this experience or any ideas for it first?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Your ibr unit is toast.

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    Thanks. I was hoping that wasn't the case but the more I read that's what it sounded like. I'll see what the dealer says for sure but that's what I'm expecting.

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    Also I forgot to add that the display was showing 'Limp Home Mode' on it as well. Does this just sound like part of the ibr problem more than likely?

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    there may be something stuck in the IBR , like a rock or one of the arms is broken

    give it a solid look over. take off the gate cover for a better view

    were you at full speed when you hit the brakes?

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    I was going about 50 so not quite full speed but up there.

    I tried looking around the gate cover but was having a hard time seeing anything so I'll see if I can get it off this evening to get a better look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmarshall21 View Post
    Also I forgot to add that the display was showing 'Limp Home Mode' on it as well. Does this just sound like part of the ibr problem more than likely?
    Limp Home Mode activates when there is a critical problem with the iBR or the Engine.

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    a problem with the IBR should illuminate the "tough luck" lamp

    only appears on models sold in Ireland


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    Use that warranty .

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    Quote Originally Posted by DR2006RXP View Post
    Use that warranty .
    I definitely would if it was still under warranty, but of course it only had one year of coverage when I bought it 2 years ago.

    I looked around again and didn't see anything broken in or around the gate and couldn't see or feel anything that may have been lodged in there.

    I saw a couple posts in other places about the 2016 IBRs possibly having a recall on them. Is that actually true and if so is it possible this one might as well? I know the dealer will know for sure but I'm just thinking for only having 42 hours on the Sea Doo that it shouldn't be having this problem.


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