Tesla Says Buyers Must Arbitrate Pre-Owned Car Battery Disputes

Dec. 5, 2019, 6:58 PM

Tesla owners who allege the automaker overstated the battery life of its pre-owned electric vehicles and failed to provide inspection information must individually arbitrate their claims, the company told a federal district court in California.

The claims are also without merit, the carmaker said.

Hugh Nguyen and three other owners of pre-owned Tesla vehicles assert numerous warranty and consumer protection claims in a proposed class suit. Nguyen, for example, alleges Tesla represented his 2014 Model S vehicle as capable of traveling 210 miles on a full charge, but its maximum turned out to be about 166 miles.

But as ...

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