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Tesla Class Action Alleges Concealment of Suspension Defect

Nov. 23, 2020, 7:03 PM

Tesla Inc. was hit with a proposed consumer class action in the Northern District of California alleging the company concealed information about latent defects in the suspension system of its Model S and Model X automobiles produced from Sept. 17, 2013, to Oct. 15, 2018, which increase the risk of crash.

Named plaintiff Zachery Williams alleges that the defect causes the front and rear suspension control arm assembly components to prematurely loosen, wear, crack, and break.

For years, Tesla actively concealed the defect from its customers and regulators, because it would diminish the vehicles’ value and cause owners to demand ...