Tesla Inc

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On September 15, 2022, Bottini & Bottini filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Tesla car owners. The complaint alleges that Tesla deceived car purchasers about its Autopilot, Enhanced Autopilot, and Full Self-Driving Capability ("FSD") technology. The lawsuit seeks to represent a class of all those who purchased a Tesla automobile with this technology.

The complaint alleges that since at least 2016, Tesla has misleadingly and deceptively marketed its supposed autopilot and full self-driving technology as either already fully functional or just around the corner.

Tesla car owners have died in crashes associated with defects in Tesla's Auto-Pilot technology and suffered other serious injuries. resulting in investigations by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board, and other regulators.

On July 28, 2022, the California Department of Motor Vehicles filed an accusation against Tesla for making statements that are untrue or misleading about vehicles equipped with its autopilot and FSD technology. They are seeking to suspend or revoke Tesla's vehicle dealer and manufacturing licenses and potentially require Tesla to pay restitution.

Updates provided by Tesla to its Autopilot software and FSD beta software have caused many problems, such as cars having difficulty making routine turns, running red lights, and steering into oncoming traffic. There have also been numerous collisions involving Tesla's purportedly cutting-edge software, including vehicles crashing at high speeds into large stationary objects such as emergency vehicles and an overturned box truck.

Frank Bottini, a Partner of Bottini & Bottini, says of the lawsuit:

"Consumers who have bought Tesla cars with self-driving capabilities were deceived, and overpaid for their cars, because TESLA knew the cars suffered from many defects that put people's safety at risk."

A copy of the complaint is attached below. If you are interested in joining the class action case, email Frank Bottini, Esq. at fab@bottinilaw.com