Tesla Faces Lawsuit for Claims of Monopolizing Service

March 20, 2023
On top of several other lawsuits, Tesla now faces a suit from a customer claiming they have a monopoly over parts and service on their vehicles.

On top of several other lawsuits, Tesla now faces a suit claiming they have a monopoly over parts and service on their vehicles, Yahoo News reports.

One Model S owner is suing the automaker due to claims of having “exorbitant repair costs” and “long wait times for service.” The lawsuit is currently seeking class-action status at a federal court in San Francisco.

The plaintiff claimed that Tesla “has monopolized the parts and service aspects of the business” by forcing owners of their vehicles to only have them serviced at Tesla-approved centers and requiring the vehicles to be repaired with Tesla parts. 

As a result, the suit claimed, Tesla has manipulated the service and parts side and caused higher prices and longer wait times.

This is not the only lawsuit Tesla currently faces, as they currently face a suit over their autopilot and full-self-driving vehicles, as well as a suit aimed at the Tesla board and CEO Elon Musk for giving himself an “exorbitant pay package.”

About the Author

FenderBender Staff Reporters

The FenderBender staff reporters have a combined two-plus decades of journalism and collision repair experience.

Sponsored Recommendations

Best Body Shop and the 360-Degree-Concept

Spanesi ‘360-Degree-Concept’ Enables Kansas Body Shop to Complete High-Quality Repairs

How Fender Bender Operator of the Year, Morrow Collision Center, Achieves Their Spot-On Measurements

Learn how Fender Bender Operator of the Year, Morrison Collision Center, equipped their new collision facility with “sleek and modern” equipment and tools from Spanesi Americas...

ADAS Applications: What They Are & What They Do

Learn how ADAS utilizes sensors such as radar, sonar, lidar and cameras to perceive the world around the vehicle, and either provide critical information to the driver or take...

Banking on Bigger Profits with a Heavy-Duty Truck Paint Booth

The addition of a heavy-duty paint booth for oversized trucks & vehicles can open the door to new or expanded service opportunities.