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Stop Riding Phoenix 200 ATVs and Check for Crash Risk

Polaris has issued an urgent recall of 5,600 Phoenix 200 all-terrain vehicles because of reports that shipping-related damage to throttle limiters is causing crashes. Polaris said it has received nine damage reports, including one failure that caused a crash with injuries. The company said owners should stop using the recalled ATVs and contact Polaris for instructions on how to inspect the throttle limiter for damage. Damaged throttle limiters will be replaced free of charge.

Affected ATVs are all model year 2014-2017 and were sold in blue and gray. To determine if you have one of these ATVs look for “Polaris” stamped on the front grill and on the sides of the seats, and “Phoenix 200″ stamped on the side panels. Model numbers A14PB20AF, A15YAP20AF, A16YAP20AF, and A17YAP20A8 are included in this recall. The model number is located on the vehicle frame. To check for recalled vehicles by vehicle identification number (VIN) visit www.polaris.com. For more info contact Polaris at 800-765-2747.

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Is Your Vehicle Is On The Air Bag Recall List? 4 Steps You Need To Take.

In the last 18 months, some 32 million vehicles have been recalled, making an estimated 50 million airbags at risk of exploding when deployed, even in minor crashes. And the recall list is far from done. An additional 20 million vehicles are expected to be recalled by December 2019, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Some motorcycle airbags also have been recalled.

The seriousness of the ongoing airbag crisis is all too real, and getting worse. Fifteen Americans are dead and many more injured after defective Takata airbags in their vehicles exploded. Takata filed for bankruptcy in June, 2017. Citing reports of at least four deaths and six injuries, NHTSA is investigating why certain Hyundai and Kia sedan airbags failed to inflate in serious crashes. Specifically, the agency is examining the cars' airbag control modules that were built by ZF Friedrichshafen-TRW, a German auto supplier that acquired TRW Automotive Holdings Corp in 2015.

So, where does that leave your family and you? Here are 4 steps to help keep you safe:


Teen drivers are such a mixed blessing. On the one hand, they can finally drive themselves to school or sports practice, saving you valuable time. On the other hand, they statistically are more likely to be involved in a crash, an event high on the list of parent nightmares.

Fortunately, technology is making today's cars safer. Pre-collision braking, blind-spot assist, and lane departure warning systems are just a few of the available new features. But they are pricey – and most parents aren't going to spring for a new car for a teen who just got a license, if for no other reason than the insurance would be astronomical.

When you're ready to buy your young driver a car, there are some good used models that meet recommended safety criteria, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Overall, these cars are:


Volkswagen is recalling 97,440 Audis to replace the driver's frontal airbag inflator. The problem is if the airbag goes off, the inflator may explode, injuring or killing occupants.

Affected are:

  • 2009-2012 Audi Q5
  • 2010-2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet
  • 2010-2012 Audi S5 Cabriolet

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator with an alternative inflator, free of charge.

Triumph is recalling certain 541 Speed Triple R and Speed Triple S motorcycles, all manufactured between 2016 and 2017. Triumph said wire for the charging system may rub against a bracket for the ABS modulator, potentially causing an electrical short that could stall the engine. Dealers will replace and reroute the affected wire so it doesn't come into contact with the bracket. Repairs are free. Owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-678-854-2010. Triumph's number for this recall is SB552.
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