Tesla Sued 4 Misleading Statements

Tesla was sued on Wednesday in a proposed class action accusing Elon Musk’s electric car company of misleading the public by falsely advertising its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving features.

The complaint accused Tesla and Musk of having since 2016 deceptively advertised the technology as fully functioning or “just around the corner” despite knowing that the technology did not work or was nonexistent, and made vehicles unsafe.

“Tesla has yet to produce anything even remotely approaching a fully self-driving car,” Matsko said.

The lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco seeks unspecified damages for people who since 2016 bought or leased Tesla vehicles with Autopilot, Enhanced Autopilot and Full Self-Driving features.

The lawsuit, seeking class-action status to bring in hundreds of thousands of Tesla owners, targets claims by the electric car maker and its CEO, Elon Musk, that its $15,000 “Full Self-Driving” package means buyers will soon get a fully-autonomous car, and that Tesla also markets its Autopilot technology, which comes as a free standard version or a $6,000 “enhanced” version, as a step toward fast-approaching full autonomy.

“Corporate free speech”. There used to be a law that, to advertise something as “on sale”, it had to be offered at full price at least half of the time. There is a replacement window company in metro Detroit that advertises it’s windows at “half off”, 52 weeks per year. Clearly, the “truth in advertising” laws have either been repealed or are ignored, on the altar of not “burdening” the corporate persons by requiring their saying anything even remotely resembling the truth.