A. 2008 and earlier serial numbers:
Serial numbers start with the two-letter prefix MK (Minn Kota), GN (Genesis), DH(DeckHand), CP (CoPilot), WW (Weedless Wedge 2 models), TT (Trim Tabs), Following the prefix, will be a two-letter year code:
How to determine the model year of a motor:
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I J
For example, if you see a motor with a WWAI designation, it will denote a
2008 model motor and MKAF is a 2005-year model.
B. 2009 and later serial numbers:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
J 0 0 1 M K 9 9 9 9 9
Year Code I-------Day 001-365--------I Product Code I----------- Individual Serial Number---------I
AI = Alpha Innovations (source for all battery chargers)
CN = Cannon Downriggers
CP = CoPilot Unit
FR = Factory Reconditioned Unit
JU = Justinus (source for all DeckHands)
MK = Minn Kota Trolling Motor
PT = Proto-type Unit
TT = Trim Tabs & Trim-N-Troll Units
A = 2000 (fiscal year)
B = 2001 (fiscal year)
C = 2002 (fiscal year)
D = 2003 (fiscal year)
E = 2004 (fiscal year)
F = 2005 (fiscal year)
G = 2006 (fiscal year)
H = 2007 (fiscal year)
I = 2008 (fiscal Oct 07-Sept 08) & calendar year (Oct 08-Dec 08)
J = 2009 (calendar year)
K = 2010 (calendar year)
L = 2011(calander year)
C. Factory reconditioned motors have a 1-year warranty (FR in serial number).
D. No warranty on motors used commercially. Warranty is non-transferable.
E. Warranty Time Frames:
New Motors All motors went to a 2-year warranty in 2010 (K serial numbers)
Prior year exceptions below: (Trim-N-Troll is the lone current 2010 exception)
Pre-2010 Endura models purchased after July 1, 2007 had a 3-year warranty.
Pre-2010 Fortrex motors had a 3-year warranty.
Pre-2010 Maxxum motors had a 3-year warranty.
Maxxum Pro motors had a 3-year warranty.
Pre-2010 Power Drive V2 motors had a 3-year warranty.
Pre-2010 Terrova models had a 3-year warranty.
Pre-2010 Traxxis models had a 3-year warranty.
*Trim-n-Troll units have a 3-year warranty.
Pre-2010 Vector with 3X motors had a 3-year warranty.
Pre-2010 White RipTide models had a 3-year warranty.
(Engine Mount RipTide models have always been 2-year.)
CoPilot Wireless accessory units have a 2-year warranty.
DeckHand electric anchors have a 2-year warranty.
i-Pilot accessory units have a 2-year warranty.
Trim Tabs have a 3-year warranty.
Battery Chargers have a 3-year warranty.
(Chargers are not serviceable. Consumers