Tesla Hit With Class Action Suit For Autopilot “Fraud”

USA Today reports:

Drivers are suing electric car manufacturer Tesla, accusing the company of deceiving consumers about the abilities of its autopilot system, which is sold for thousands of dollars as an add-on to its cars. The class-action lawsuit filed this week in a California court by Tesla customer Briggs Matsko, who said he paid $5,000 for the autopilot upgrade in 2018 Tesla Model X, seeks damages and a jury trial.

It claims Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk, broke several warranty, false advertising, negligence, fraud and deceit laws. “In every year since 2016, Tesla and Musk have repeatedly made deceptive and misleading statements to consumers indicating that a fully self-driving, fully autonomous Tesla vehicle was just around the corner, often expressly stating that would occur by the end of that calendar year or ‘within the next year’,” says the lawsuit.

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