Case Status
Settlement Amount
$5.4 Million
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Judge Assigned
Hon. Beth Labson Freeman
Case Number
Tesla, Inc.
File Date

According to the firm's lawsuit, Tesla has been marketing and selling its Enhanced Autopilot and Full-Self Driving features for a combined $8,000 premium since October 2016. Tesla states that it equips its newest Model S and Model X vehicles with eight surround cameras providing 360 degrees of visibility, 12 ultrasonic sensors allowing improved object detection at nearly twice the distance of the previous AP1, a radar able to see through weather conditions, all to enable its Enhanced Autopilot and Full Self-Driving capabilities.  But Tesla was late in delivering Enhanced Autopilot features, and owners complain that the Enhanced Autopilot suite is still not complete and that some of its components are unsafe.  Also, Tesla still has not delivered its Full-Self Driving features, and it is unclear when or if it can provide the FSD capabilities it promised for its HW2 vehicles.


Hagens Berman believes that consumers have the right to reimbursement for the Enhanced Autopilot and Full Self-Driving features they purchased.  Also, Tesla charged consumers high prices for vehicles that it claimed would be capable of “full self-driving” capability, but it appears, according to the firm’s investigation, that the computer hardware it installed in these models is not up to the task.  Consumers should be compensated accordingly. 


Hagens Berman is one of the most successful auto litigation law firms in the U.S. and is presently leading nationwide cases against Volkswagen, GM, Mercedes and Fiat Chrysler for use of diesel emissions-cheating software. Our firm’s independent research outpaces even government agencies, and we are the only firm dedicating its own resources to uncovering new instances of fraud. Hagens Berman has also taken on other automakers on behalf of consumers throughout the United States for safety defects and negligence, and your claim will be handled by attorneys experienced in automotive consumer law.


Settlement Preliminary Approval Granted

On June 7, 2018, the Court held a hearing to evaluate whether the proposed settlement should be granted preliminary approval. On June 8, 2018, the Court issued an order granting preliminary approval.

Amended Complaint Filed
Complaint Filed

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