By Will Burgess
Polaris has issued a bulletin for Phoenix 200 youth ATVs citing the following recall information:
Polaris has determined the throttle lever on all 2014-2021 Phoenix 200 models can break due to the interaction between the throttle lever and speed control bracket. In the event the throttle lever breaks, this interaction could cause the throttle to stick, posing a potential crash hazard. This concern is present on all impacted vehicles and must be remedied even if Safety Recalls A-18-06 or A-20-01 were previously completed. If the speed control bracket has been removed, the vehicle is safe to be operated. Polaris is currently evaluating a repair procedure for this concern to allow continued use of the speed control system. At the time of availability, Polaris will reissue this communication with repair information and additional parts, if required.
If you believe you have a vehicle that has been impacted by this recall, contact the dealer from which you purchased your vehicle for more information and repair procedures.
More information can be found at the Polaris Recalls page.
UPDATE 7/9: Polaris has expanded this recall to vehicles manufactured from 2011-2021. Details here: https://www.polaris.com/en-us/recalls/off-road/polaris-recalls-2011-2021-phoenix-200-atv-models/
Will Burgess is a journalist with Adrenaline Powersports Mag