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Update: Zero SR/F, SR/S Recalled for Brake Switch Problem

Zero is recalling certain 2020 SR/F and SR/S motorcycles which were manufactured with potentially defective front brake switches that can fail from water exposure. A faulty brake switch will not illuminate the brake light when the rider applies the front brakes, and the following vehicles may not realize the motorcycle is braking.

Additionally, cruise control will not shut off with the application of the front brakes.

“Both conditions increase the risk of a crash,” NHTSA said.

This recall began on November 30, 2020.

Zero Motorcycles Recalled for Electrical Failure

Zero Motorcycle Inc. is recalling certain motorcycles that were sold with a potentially defective DC-DC converter that could cause the brakes and other critical accessories to fail during use, increasing the risk of a crash and severe injuries, including death.

According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this recall affects:

  • 2021 Zero SR
  • 2021 Zero S
  • 2021 Zero DSR
  • 2021 Zero DS
  • 2021 Zero FX
  • 2021 Zero FXS

The DC-DC converter on the above Zero motorcycles has an insufficient power output margin to operate the anti-lock braking system (ABS), instruments, lights, indicators, and any accessories that are connected to the accessory outlet at once.

“The DCDC converter can shut off when its power capacity is exceeded, shutting off the ABS, instruments, and lights, increasing the risk of a crash,” NHTSA said.

Zero Motorcycle Inc. is notifying owners and dealers will replace the DC-DC converter, free of charge.

The recall began on October 26, 2020.

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Stunt Woman Sues Zero Motorcycles for Injuries Suffered During Marvel Live Show

In July 2017, a stunt woman and her husband filed a lawsuit against Zero Motorcycles over an injury the woman allegedly suffered while riding one of the company’s motorcycles during a choreographed stunt routine at the United Center in 2015.

According to the lawsuit, which was filed in Cook County Circuit Court, Plaintiff Sarah Whitmore Smage suffered a traumatic brain injury when the Zero FX motorcycle she was riding broke into multiple pieces during a September 2015 performance of Marvel Universe Live at the United Center.

As a result of her injuries, Smage “was transformed from a 31-year-old extreme sports superstar and four-time national motocross champion to a substantially disabled person,” the complaint states.

The 10-count suit also seeks damages from Feld Motor Sports, which purchased the motorcycles for use in the Marvel Universe Live tour and was negligent in their maintenance, according to the lawsuit.

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