Co-founded in 2003 by former PayPal CEO Elon Musk, vehicle and energy company, Tesla, frequently snags headlines for its forward-thinking designs and devotion to electric-powered cars. The original Tesla Roadster, launched in 2008, was the first production vehicle to completely rely on lithium-ion batteries—and the company has continued to push boundaries ever since. Including into space!
Though popular, some models have been recalled. If you believe your vehicle may have been sold to you with a known defect, reach out to us at 833.4.CARLAW for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.
Recent Tesla Complaints and Recalls
Since 2015, Tesla has undergone a few recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a variety of reasons. Those reasons include:
- Loss of power steering assist due to corrosion. This requires higher steering effort, and could lead to a crash.
- Parking brake may not fully apply or release. With the brake stuck in place, the car won’t move. If it can’t be applied, the vehicle may be unable to stop in an emergency.
- Front seat belts may be incorrectly secured. Without properly secured seat belts, passengers may be at greater risk of injury.
- Second row seat backs may move in a crash. This could cause even more injury to passengers in a crash.
- Third row seat may collapse under load. If the seat collapses, passengers are at an increased risk of injury in an accident.
Complaints about Teslas have more variety to them. They’ve included comments about:
Popular Tesla Models
Tesla’s vehicle lineup is relatively small compared to other manufacturers. In fact, today’s production options are limited to:
- Model S
- Model X
- Model 3
Seek Legal Assistance for Your Tesla
If you’ve experienced one of the problems above, or something similar, you can report it directly to the NHTSA so they can compile your complaint in their database. If they receive enough complaints on the same topic, they may launch an investigation into the matter.
Report your problem with your Tesla within the original warranty period and you will have the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act working in your favor. This federal law was designed to protect consumers from unethical warranty practices. If a dealership failed to fix a warrantable defect in your Tesla within three or more attempts and/or your vehicle has been twenty or more cumulative days out of service, you may have a viable suit against the manufacturer for breach of warranty.
You may also have state lemon laws on your side. Like the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, these laws exist to extend extra protection to you, the consumer.
Don’t drive your Tesla back and forth to the dealership for repairs. Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.