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Tesla faces lawsuit for battery failure due to software updations

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


Tesla Inc prominent electric vehicle manufacturer currently confronting lawsuit

Tesla Inc., the prominent electric vehicle manufacturer, is currently confronting a lawsuit filed by owners who claim that software updates sent by the company significantly reduced their vehicle's driving range and, in some cases, led to complete battery failure.

This legal action comes after years of complaints from Model S and Model X owners who experienced decreased performance after Tesla updated their software in response to reports of unexplained car fires. Owners Allege Reduced Driving Range and Battery Failure

The lawsuit revolves around the allegation that software updates sent to Model S and Model X vehicles had a detrimental effect on the driving range. According to owners, the cars could no longer travel the same distance without charging  as they could before the updates were installed. Some also claim that these updates resulted in total battery failure.

Tesla is being proposed by plaintiffs who allege product liability claims, breach of contract, and possible violations of consumer protection laws. The lawsuit pertains to software updates that have allegedly caused reduced vehicle performance and battery failure, which plaintiffs claim represent a defect in the product.

To succeed in their claims, plaintiffs must prove that the updates were defective and caused harm or financial losses, and that Tesla failed to adequately warn or inform them of the potential risks associated with the updates. Additionally, they may argue that Tesla violated the terms of their agreements by providing updates that did not meet reasonable expectations.

If plaintiffs contend that Tesla used unfair or deceptive practises by failing to disclose the negative impacts of the updates or by falsely advertising the improvements they were meant to offer, then there may be claims of potential violations of consumer protection laws.

Both Tesla and the plaintiffs will need to submit evidence and arguments to support their respective viewpoints as the judicial proceedings progress.

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