Tesla is a relative newcomer in the automotive world, but the company is the talk of the industry with its forward-thinking designs, electric-powered vehicles and ambitious strategies to manufacture the car of the future. The brand has solidified its position as the top-selling plug-in passenger car in the industry, moving a quarter of a million units in 2018 and sales continuing to increase year after year. While technology and innovation are a tremendous focus of Tesla when manufacturing their vehicles, they’re still open to defects and recalls like every other automobile. We’re here to inform you on how lemon law pertains to Tesla, and how you can pursue a Tesla lemon law case
Do you own a Tesla that qualifies as a lemon under California lemon law? It’s entirely possible, but a few factors must be met in order for a proper Tesla lemon law case to be filed and heard. First, consider whether or not your Tesla vehicle is still under the manufacturer’s warranty. Tesla offers a variety of warranty packages depending on the model, and you should refer to this first in assessing your Tesla lemon case potential. From there, it’s important to note whether or not the problem prompting your concern was addressed by Tesla dealership techs. In order to qualify for a Tesla lemon law case, adequate opportunity must be given to the dealer to repair the problem. If your vehicle has been out of commission for a considerable amount of time for a recurring issue, there’s a good chance you may qualify for a Tesla lemon law case.
While Tesla is known for its high-performance, technologically-driven electric vehicles, there are a host of issues that drivers have reported at one time or another. Model 3 owners have complained of a variety of issues, including blurry backup cameras, issues related to paint finish and rust, issues with trunk and door latches, touchscreen failure, and even quite concerning reports from one user of the vehicle shutting down while driving.
These problems that have come up for Model 3 owners tend to be isolated incidents, but they are enough to constitute a deeper look at whether or not a Tesla owner experiencing issues with their vehicle may have a lemon on their hands.
There is also a variety of Tesla recalls that may influence Tesla lemon law cases. In 2017, Tesla issued multiple recalls, one for Model X vehicles that had a faulty second-row seat latching mechanism, the other for both the Tesla Model S and Model X concerning a parking brake component failing. In 2018, Tesla recalled over 123,000 Model S electric cars over a power steering bolt defect. Most recently, Tesla issued a 2019 recall for 2014-2016 Tesla Model S vehicles for failed passenger-side airbag inflators. With this host of Tesla recalls, and new recall notices issued by either company or the NHTSA, Tesla owners experiencing continued problems may look to making a Tesla lemon law claim as they seek restitution. For more information on how your Tesla is affected by lemon law, reach out to Shainfeld law offices for a consultation and feedback on your Tesla lemon law claim.
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After the torture we went through with our dealership on our Lemon Law car and the subsequent challenge of trying to find a responsive, knowledgeable attorney to represent our case, we were at our wit’s end and highly skeptical when we found Brett Shainfeld. However, we found Brett to be clear, communicative, immediately responsive and confident. He adapted quickly to our preferred mode of communication (electronic or voicemail, rather than live discussions), and consistently kept us informed as to what was happening with our case, as well as what to expect next. And the best part is that he successfully negotiated our case with the manufacturer.
Brett was the best attorney we’ve had the opportunity to work with. If we ever need a Lemon Law attorney again, we won’t hesitate to use Brett. He’s very conscientious, keeping us appraised of what’s going on. If we leave a message or e-mail for him, he’d respond to is in a very timely manner. We will not hesitate to use his services again in the future. We’ll also recommend him to anyone & everyone who needs a good Lemon Law attorney.
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Brett, I’d like to thank you for your help throughout my case. During the course of my representation, you and your firm provided me with an unmatched customer service and always immediately responded to my questions. I could not have been any happier with the end result and always felt protected having your firm on my side. Words fall short in describing your firm’s prowess & dedication. I highly recommend your firm to anyone seeking assistance when in comes to consumer protection laws.
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