Elon Musk’s Tesla Sued Over Alleged Suspension Failure In Fatal Crash
Elon Musk's electric vehicle company Tesla has been sued over an alleged suspension failure in a crash that killed both the driver and a passenger in Florida last September.
According to the lawsuit filed by the driver’s family, the 2021 Model 3 Tesla had “defective and unreasonably dangerous suspension that may cause loss of control during ordinary and foreseeable driving conditions.”
The lawsuit claims that four days before the accident, the driver brought the vehicle to a Tesla Store due to problems with “controllability/steering, suspension, battery and electronic system, and an ability to open the doors.”
The Tesla service manager who checked the vehicle is accused of behaving negligently by the lawsuit.
In a preliminary report in November, the National Transportation Safety Board said that the Tesla vehicle travelled at high speeds before crashing into two trees and catching fire.
The vehicle’s driver and front-seat passenger both sustained injuries and traumatic life-ending burns, according to a Coral Gables Police Department report.
The lawsuit against Tesla seeks damages of over $30,000 each from the company and its service manager.