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Lime warns scooter riders about 'sudden excessive braking' issue

"Safety is critical at Lime and we are diligent in the detection, diagnosis, and resolution of any issue that occurs in our fleet," the release continues.
Credit: Lime

WASHINGTON — Lime is warning scooter riders about a bug that could cause "sudden excessive braking during use," the company wrote in a safety update on their website. 

"Safety is critical at Lime and we are diligent in the detection, diagnosis, and resolution of any issue that occurs in our fleet," the release continues. 

After an extensive analysis Lime determined that in "very rare cases -- usually riding downhill at top speed while hitting a pothole or other obstacle -- excessive brake force on the front wheel can occur, resulting in a scooter stopping unexpectedly." 

The company has made some updates and has rolled out some firmware fixes. Lime is working on a final update which will be completed shortly. 

"While this issue has affected less than 0.0045% of all Lime rides, some riders have been injured, and, although most have been bumps and bruises, any injury is one too many."