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Tesla Model S California Lemon law – Potential Lawsuit

In 2013, the Tesla S became the best-selling luxury sedan in the US, surpassing the BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class in the first quarter.

However, with impressive results in security tests, the electric car is vulnerable to hacker attacks, which means there are a lot of car defects which become to Lemon law. There are too many questions about what is the lemon law for cars?

A Lemon is a vehicle with multiple irreparable manufacturing defects.

One of the frequently asked questions: Does the lemon law apply to used cars? The Used Car Lemon law provides a legal remedy for consumers who are buyers or lessees of used cars that turn out to be lemons. There are Lemon Laws in place to help customers who have Lemons get reimbursed, so our clients used these laws to their advantage. They contacted The Margarian Law Firm attorneys for lemon law.

Currently, we are working hard to get compensation for our clients. 

 It seems as though Tesla is facing a new controversy or lawsuit every day. Unfortunately, things haven’t changed much, since Tesla is potentially going to face a lawsuit from a customer who experienced several serious defects in their vehicle. The situation started when our client had purchased a new 2017 Tesla Model S in 2017. Only a few months after this purchase, the client started experiencing the previously mentioned defects. The problems with their vehicle includes: 

  •      Infotainment Glitches – The infotainment system, also known as the media control unit in Tesla vehicles, suffered from various issues. Following a replacement of the MCU, the client heard clicking noises coming from above the screen, which lead to the vehicle being taken in for repairs. The dealership claimed it was coming from the air conditioning system. After the repair, the screen turned off and refused to turn on again, and the client had to reset the infotainment system four times to get it working. The dealership was unable to duplicate this, so there was no repair.
  •           Backup Camera Issues – The rear backup camera on our client’s Tesla caused many issues and had to be taken in multiple times for repairs. Originally, the camera feed was blurry on the media control unit, leading to a replacement of the camera. Later on, the camera had to be replaced again by the dealership due to the feed being blank, but the replacement didn’t work and the issue continued. This time, the dealership said it was a known issue with Tesla vehicles and that it would be fixed by a future software update, but the fix never came. Overall, these defects lead to four separate repair attempts. 
  •        AC Functionality – The air conditioning system in the subject vehicle wasn’t blowing as cold as it usually was, according to the client.

When taken in for repair, the dealership couldn’t find what caused the defect. Following the repair, the vent on the left of the driver’s side would stop working, and the dealership had to realign it. 

  •    Parking Sensors – Our client noticed that the parking sensors failed to detect objects that were close to the ground. They had this issue looked at twice by the dealership, but no defect was found either time. 
  •    Loud Noises from Speakers – The client heard loud noises coming from the sound system in their vehicle and, when dropped off for repair service, the dealership was unable to reproduce the noises. Later on, a screeching noise was heard from the speakers and, this time, the dealership claimed it was a software issue.
  • General Issues – There were many smaller issues that were part of the repair attempts, such as the vehicle being unable to shift into drive or reverse, the automatic unlocking for the doors not functioning, and the bumper being misaligned. These issues were either unable to be verified, or required small fixes.

How does the lemon law work?

As stated before, our client used Lemon Laws to fight for compensation for their defective vehicle. If you have a defective vehicle, also known as a Lemon, you can get this compensation too. The Margarian Law Firm specializes in Lemon Law, Dealer Fraud, and Consumer Class Actions. If you have a Lemon, you can potentially get different forms of reimbursement such as the buyback of the defective vehicle, the payment of attorney’s fees, or a cash settlement. If you have a Lemon, contact The Margarian Law Firm at (818) 553-1000

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