Hundreds of Zero Electric Motorcycles Are Recalled Due to Braking Defect

By John Cooper, Virginia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

As a Virginia defective products injury lawyer, I see far too many recalls being issued over malfunctioning auto parts which can be harmful to life or limb.

When parts such as brakes are affected, the consequences can be truly terrifying.

I was alarmed to read about how the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recalled a large number of Zero motorcycles due to defective brakes.

A Zero electric motorcycle

The NHTSA recalls affects some 268 electric motorcycles manufactured by Zero. The NHTSA says certain 2011 and 2012 Zero S and DS motorcycles may have a defective front caliper mounting bolt.

This bolt is susceptible to corrosion and may crack or fracture under certain circumstances,

“This could in turn, lead to the caliper coming loose and possibly stop the wheel from turning, increasing the chance of a severe crash, with very bad consequences on rider’s health and potentially causing high property damage,” reported autoevolution.

The front brake calipers will be replaced free of charge. Owners may get in contact with Zero calling 1-888-841-8085 or paying a visit to their dealers and ask for directions.

Riding a motorcycle can be dangerous enough without defects causing additional risks. If you have been injured on a motorcycle contact an experienced Virginia Beach motorcycle accident lawyer for a free consultation.


The Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Hampton motorcycle accident injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as other cases such as slip and fall cases, wrongful death and medical malpractice.

John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling motorcycle injury accident claims. Our motto is “Your Injury, Our Fight.” The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us at (757) 455 -0077 or contact us through this website.


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The attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers have represented injured motorcyclists and the families of those who have died for decades. John Cooper and Jim Hurley hold numerous accolades and are recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers. They are rated AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® : attorney reputation assessment system, showing the highest level of skill and ethics They are members of the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Roundtable and are ranked 10 of 10 (“Superb”) by AVVO, a national lawyer assessment service. Call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0077 today for a free consultation.
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