Tesla drivers sue, alleging false Autopilot and self-driving claims

Aaron Richardson

Aaron Richardson

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Tesla is being sued by drivers who say that its claims that Autopilot and Full Self-Driving were functional or “just around the corner” were false and that the company knew it, according to Reuters. In making claims it knew were false, the suit alleges, Tesla made vehicles unsafe. 

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The suit, filed in the Northern District of California by Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, says that the automaker has yet to build a fully self-driving car, and that even Teslas with the most up-to-date software have trouble with simple turns, and sometimes turn into oncoming traffic, among other allegations. 

The suit covers people who bought Tesla vehicles all the way back to 2016, and the firm is actively seeking more plaintiffs to add to the suit. The chief plaintiff is a reportedly a financial planner from Sacramento, California. Reuters said it reached out to the company for comment, but has yet to hear back.

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