Tesla Model S and Model X Suspension Defects Lawsuits

Experienced Class Action Attorneys Are Ready to Fight for You

In October 2020, the State Administration for Market Regulation in China alerted drivers who purchased the Tesla Model S or Model X between the years 2013 and 2018 of a dangerous defect in their vehicles – the connecting rod and ball studs of the vehicles’ front suspension and the upper connecting rod of the vehicles’ rear suspension.

In a letter on behalf of Tesla to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in September 2020, the company appeared to blame Chinese drivers for the failure of their suspension systems stating, “the root cause of the issue is driver abuse…that is uniquely severe in the China market.” However, as early as 2016, Tesla quietly offered goodwill replacements of these suspension components for Model S and Model X drivers in exchange for non-disclosure agreements.

Approximately 250,000 of these allegedly defective vehicles are on the roads globally. The following vehicle models and production years may be affected:

  • Model S and Model X produced between September 2013 and August 2017
  • Model S produced between September 2013 and January 2018

Have you had concerns over the suspension of your vehicle, paid out-of-pocket to repair the affected suspension, or are simply afraid to drive your Tesla? Let our team of Class Action attorneys help you reclaim what you deserve. Call us at (520) 210-5558 today.

Tesla Recall Does Not Extend to U.S. Owners

Tesla has recently announced a recall of 30,000 Model S and Model X vehicles manufactured between September 17, 2013, and January 15, 2018, and sold in China to replace suspension components identified as being prone to crack and fail. These defects may lead to loss of control of the vehicle and possible collisions.

However, Tesla is not offering to eliminate the safety hazards posed by these same suspension components in vehicles in the United States, based on the company’s contrary claim to U.S. regulators that there is no defect in the suspension components and no associated safety risk. In fact, Elon Musk himself claimed on Twitter that, “37 out of 40 faulty suspension claims made to the NHTSA were fraudulent.”

McCune Law Group’s Class Action attorneys are investigating the need to bring a lawsuit to compel Tesla to offer the same relief to U.S. Tesla owners as it is providing to owners in China.

If you purchased a Model S or Model X Tesla between 2013 and 2018 and experienced a failure of any suspension components or are concerned that Tesla has limited the recalls of defective suspension components to vehicles sold in China, contact our team of attorneys today at (909) 345-8110.

How You can Join This Potential Lawsuit

If you have purchased a Model S or Model X between 2013 and 2018 and have experienced a failure of any suspension, you could be eligible to join the potential lawsuit. Our team of Class Action attorneys will look over the details of your potential case and determine if it has merit. Here is how to join:

  • Fill out our form with your information
  • Set up your free consultation
  • Meet with our Class Action attorneys
  • Discuss your potential case
  • Discuss your next steps

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I know if my car is affected by the suspension defect?

If you purchased a Tesla Model S or Model X between the years 2013 and 2018, your vehicle could be affected by the faulty suspension. Additionally, if you have not had your vehicle checked you could be at risk of serious injury due to the defect.

The defects mentioned in the Tesla Model X and Model S vehicles can cause the vehicle to lose control and possibly cause collisions.

If you purchased a Tesla Model S or Model X in the timeframe mentioned above, please contact our class action team of attorneys to set up a free consultation. Our attorneys will discuss your case with you and walk you through the process of your potential compensation.

The Dangers of Faulty Suspension

A faulty car suspension can be incredibly dangerous, as it can compromise the vehicle’s ability to handle and control itself on the road. When the suspension is not working properly, the wheels and tires may not be able to maintain proper contact with the road, causing the car to bounce, wobble, or even veer off course. This can lead to a loss of control and potentially cause a serious accident, especially at high speeds or in adverse weather conditions. Additionally, a faulty suspension can also accelerate the wear and tear on other parts of the vehicle, leading to further mechanical issues and potential safety hazards. It’s important to regularly inspect and maintain your car’s suspension to ensure safe and reliable performance on the road.

Help Us Seek Justice for You

The Class Action attorneys at McCune Law Group have a long history of success against large corporations in high-profile cases, especially auto defect class action lawsuits. In past cases, we were proud to be part of the leadership forcing Toyota to settle a sudden acceleration class action for $1 billion and securing over $200 million for consumers in a class action against Hyundai. We want to hold Tesla responsible for their negligence in this matter. Tesla’s uneven approach to this alleged defect is concerning and American Tesla owners deserve justice as much as those affected in China.

Joining our lawsuit can help you obtain the resources you need to recover. Contact our attorneys today at (909) 345-8110 or schedule a free consultation.

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