Tesla™ Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Tesla Inc., alleging the company’s driver-assistance features may be defective and not as safe as advertised.

If you owned or leased a Tesla any time in January 2016 or after, contact Simmons Hanly Conroy now for a free legal consultation. You may qualify for compensation from the Tesla class action lawsuit.

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About the Tesla Class Action Lawsuit 2023

Tesla’s driver-assistance technology aims to make roads safer for drivers and the general public by automating the driving process.

However, autopilot and self-driving technology may not function as advertised — or be as safe as the company let on.

“The person in the driver’s seat is only there for legal reasons. He is not doing anything. The car is driving itself.”
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Despite claims like this, Tesla warns drivers to keep their hands on the wheel since its autopilot features “do not make the vehicle autonomous,” leaving many feeling confused and misled over the mixed messaging.

In September 2022, Tesla owners turned to taking legal action against the company over alleged deceptive marketing practices and potentially defective products.

The Tesla class action lawsuit over autopilot and self-driving software alleges that:

  • Autopilot and self-driving features didn’t work as advertised
  • The company misled consumers about how safe and effective these features were
  • Tesla vehicles could pose serious harm to drivers and the general public

In October 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced it had also launched a criminal investigation into the company’s claims about the safety of its autopilot and self-driving software.

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Tesla Autopilot & Self-Driving Malfunctions

Autopilot can allow the Tesla to steer and adjust speed by itself, while self-driving lets the vehicle change lanes and follow traffic signals.

However, many Tesla owners claim that the software can malfunction and cause vehicles to:

  • Come to a sudden stop unintentionally
  • Hit parked or otherwise stationary cars and trucks
  • Not recognize emergency vehicles or motorcycles
  • Run stop signs or red lights
  • Veer unexpectedly into oncoming traffic

Even an alert driver with their hands still on the wheel may not be able to correct those kinds of mistakes. As a result, many believe this software could present potential risks to both the Tesla owner and others on the road.

In February 2023, Tesla voluntary recalled over 360,000 cars with Full Self-Driving Beta, an experimental driver-assistance software, due to various safety concerns from functionality issues.

Who Can Join the Tesla Autopilot Lawsuit?

You may be able to join the Tesla autopilot lawsuit and pursue compensation if you or your loved one:

  • Owned or leased a Tesla vehicle during January 2016 or after
  • Had a Tesla with autopilot or self-driving features

Not sure about your options? Contact Simmons Hanly Conroy now. We can help you figure out if you qualify to take action and answer any questions you may have about the process.

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Filing a Tesla Lawsuit for Autopilot & Self-Driving

Before a product becomes available to the public, it should be fully tested and vetted to ensure it’s safe for consumers. Products that aren’t properly tested could pose a serious risk to those who come in contact with them — particularly if that product is something as large as an automobile or motor vehicle.

With Tesla vehicles, the dangerous and potentially defective autopilot and self-driving features have already caused hundreds of accidents and cost some their lives.

By working with Simmons Hanly Conroy, you can get experienced legal help:

  • Determining if you qualify to take legal action
  • Collecting any evidence needed to build your case
  • Filing the Tesla lawsuit within any state deadlines
  • Negotiating a Tesla lawsuit settlement on your behalf
  • Presenting your case in court during a trial if it doesn’t settle

Let us help you hold Tesla accountable for these unfair practices.

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Our Tesla Lawyers Are Ready to Help

As a national complex litigation law firm, Simmons Hanly Conroy is proud to help clients across the country seek justice and compensation from the companies that wronged them.

Why choose Simmons Hanly Conroy for your Tesla lawsuit?

  • Decades of Experience: For over 20 years, Simmons Hanly Conroy has helped clients harmed by corporate wrongdoing
  • Knowledge & Resources: Our team has the knowledge and resources needed to go head-to-head with powerful companies and secure results.
  • Billions Secured Nationwide: As a national law firm, our firm is able to handle cases in all 50 states, securing over $10.2 billion for clients nationwide.

Contact our team today for a free legal consultation. We can let you know if you may qualify for compensation from a Tesla class action lawsuit.

Class Action Lawsuit Against Tesla Autopilot FAQs

Is Tesla being sued for autopilot?

Yes — Tesla is being sued over potentially misleading the public about the safety and functionality of its autopilot and self-driving software.

For years, the company marketed this software as being safe. However, hundreds of accidents have already been caused by software malfunctioning or not working as advertised.

From July 2021 to 2022, there were at least 273 reported accidents involving Tesla autopilot or self-driving technology, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Tesla owners across the nation have joined together in a proposed class action lawsuit against the company for the deceptive marketing of their autopilot and self-driving features.

Even if you haven’t been in an accident or used the dangerous software, you may still qualify. Get a free legal consultation now to learn more.

How do I join the Tesla class action lawsuit?

The easiest way to determine if you can join the Tesla class action lawsuit is to contact Simmons Hanly Conroy for a free legal consultation.

Our team will ask you a few questions to find out more and then let you know if you may have a qualifying case. There’s no cost to contact us and we’re available 24/7.

How much do Tesla lawyers charge?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our Tesla lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if your case results in compensation. There are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs.

Has there been a Tesla recall in 2023?

Yes. On February 16, 2023, Tesla voluntarily recalled 362,758 cars equipped with experimental driver-assistance software, which is also known as Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD Beta).

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requested that Tesla issue a recall after it identified safety concerns with the FSD Beta system. Specifically, the NHTSA found that the driver-assistance software may not recognize changes in speed limits and may perform unsafely at intersections.

The following models may contain the FSD Beta system and may be subject to recall: 

  • Model 3
  • Model S
  • Model X
  • Model Y

A software update will be issued to help address the unsafe system. If you have a Tesla with Full Self-Driving or autopilot features, you may be eligible to join the Tesla class action lawsuit.