Anyone who owns a NIU Technologies KQi2 Pro electric scooter, experienced a loss of braking power when the scooter was fully charged and lives in California, New York or Illinois.
What’s Going On?
Users have reported that the rear brakes on the KQi2 Pro kick scooter do not engage when the battery is fully charged, which could be a potential safety hazard. Attorneys are looking into whether the apparent braking problems are caused by a defect and, if so, whether a class action lawsuit can be filed against NIU Technologies.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit could help KQi2 Pro owners get back some of the money they spent on the product or any repairs. It could also potentially force the manufacturer to provide a free fix.
What You Can Do
If you experienced braking problems when your KQi2 Pro kick scooter was fully charged, fill out the form on this page to find out how you can help the investigation.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from anyone in California, New York or Illinois who experienced a loss of braking power when their NIU Technologies KQi2 Pro electric scooter was fully charged.
Some KQi2 Pro users have reported that the kick scooter’s braking power was diminished or reduced during the first ride after a charge, and the attorneys are investigating whether a defect in the regenerative braking system is to blame. If so, it’s possible that a class action lawsuit could be filed to help customers get back some of the money they spent on the KQi2 Pro.
If you live in California, New York or Illinois and experienced braking problems when your KQi2 Pro was fully charged, fill out the form on this page to share your story. You may be able to help get a class action lawsuit started.
What Could Be Causing the KQi2 Pro Braking Problems?
NIU Technologies explains that its KQi2 Pro electric scooter has both mechanical and electronic brakes and uses a regenerative braking system to help recharge the battery using the energy produced while braking.
It’s believed that the part of the brakes that provides most of the electric scooter’s braking power may be connected to the regenerative braking system in such a way that prevents it from operating when the battery is fully charged.
In fact, some KQi2 Pro users have speculated that when the electric scooter is fully charged, the regenerative braking system will not work until the battery is depleted a certain amount.
Online Complaints About NIU Electric Scooters’ Brakes Not Working
KQi2 Pro users have complained in reviews and online forums about having difficulty braking after charging their electric scooter.
Some consumers have raised safety concerns, stating that they were unable to fully stop when riding down a hill or incline.
Below is a sample of online complaints describing users’ braking problems [sic throughout]:
The brakes are downright not functional after a full charge. It has something to do with the regen brakes not kicking on until the battery is drained a bit, but you’re left with almost no braking power for at least 5 minutes after a fresh charge. I’ve nearly run into people multiple times.” — Clyde, Amazon.com
WARNING!! Sometimes the brakes seem to work at 40% power for the first few minutes after booting up the scooter. I assume this is due to the regenerative braking system being controlled by the onboard computer, and not starting properly when the scooter is turned on. This leaves only the mechanical drum brake, which will stop the scooter on flat ground, but not downhill.” — G. Shaw, Amazon.com
The brakes are non functioning at 100% battery life. When i asked their customer service they said this was ‘normal behaviour’. Having a scooter that can be ridden on roads with cars that has times where the brakes do not work is downright unsafe.” — Mike, Amazon.com
I have had this exact issue myself with the rear brake not working, and the front brake being useless. This nearly killed me once, and caused me to get into a minor accident today. It’s quite a poor design choice to make the scooter’s brakes non-functional until you have driven a little bit…” — mimiguy2, Reddit.com
How a Lawsuit Could Help NIU Electric Scooter Users
A class action lawsuit, if filed and successful, could help people get back some of the money they spent on the KQi2 Pro or any repairs they made. It could also potentially force NIU Technologies to recall the electric scooters and offer a free fix.
If you’ve experienced braking problems with your KQi2 Pro electric scooter while it was fully charged and you live in California, New York or Illinois, fill out the form on this page to help the investigation. You may be able to help get a class action lawsuit started.