Kristine Rodas has decided to sue Porsche because she believes the Carrera GT was the cause of the tragic accident in which Roger Rodas and Paul Walker lost their lives.
Although the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department said the accident was caused by speeding, the lawsuit initiated by Kristine Rodas states "the Carrera GT was unsafe for its intended use by reason of defects in its manufacture, design, testing, component and constituents, so that it would not safely serve its purpose."
In addition, she also said Roger was doing around 55 mph (88 km/h), even though the results of the investigation showed the car was travelling at approximately 93 mph (150 km/h) at the moment of impact. The law suit mentions the absence of safety features in the gas tank, a failure in the vehicle's suspension corroborated with the absence of a crash cage led to the crash.
After the accident, the Carrera GT was investigated by engineers sent by Porsche who didn't discover any technical issues with the supercar, but did found out the tires were nine years old. Moreover, Porsche Cars North America issued a statement back in late March saying the "vehicle had been altered from its original design state and had not been maintained properly."