The Case of Dangerous Brakes: Suzuki Wins Lawsuit Over GSX-R1000 Collision


Suzuki has simply walked out of a California courtroom with one much less case to fret about.

Again in 2014, a person was using a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 when he crashed at an intersection. The occasion value the gent his life, and his mom – plaintiff Tina Achstein – employed a regulation crew with the intention of proving that the rationale for the collision was Suzuki’s bike – the brake, to be precise.

The vulnerability lay with a recall; Suzuki had initiated a recall earlier than the accident for the entrance brake of their GSX-R1000 and, whereas Achstein’s cry for restitution was well-founded, the decision outcomes confirmed the true opinion of the jury. 

A view of a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000. Media offered by Carry A Trailer.

The lawsuit protection on Powersports Enterprise says that every one twelve counts sided in favor of Suzuki, who offered their case with compelling proof suggesting that the bike’s entrance brake was not a results of the son’s collision; the case ended on a mild be aware of gratefulness as Suzuki thanked the jury for confirming that the corporate’s product was not faulty, and the jury was dismissed.

A view of a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000. Media provided by Bring A Trailer.
A view of a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000. Media offered by Carry A Trailer.

By the best way, this isn’t the primary time Suzuki was taken to court docket over a recalled half resulting in an accident; in 2018, a separate incident had the courts siding in favor of the plaintiff, inflicting Suzuki to be handed a jaw-dropping ~$11 million nice. When it was later made identified that Suzuki knew of the defective entrance brake and didn’t ship out the recall discover straight away, a further $150 million USD was doled out (through OCRegister).

No surprise that they had the whole lot effectively to ensure that the case with plaintiff Tina Achstein. 

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