Tesla Enhanced Autopilot Features Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Tesla is putting up more than $5 million to settle a lawsuit claiming, among other things, that it had promised customers enhanced autopilot features, but then did not release the capabilities on schedule. 

Docket Number:

5:17-CV-02193-BLF

Company: Tesla Motors

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: September 30, 2017

Objection Deadline: September 6, 2018

Exclusion Deadline: September 6, 2018

Final Approval Hearing: October 17, 2018

Proof of Purchase:

No proof of purchase or claim form is required. Presumably company records will be used to identify class members.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a US resident who bought Enhanced Autopilot in connection with a lease or purchase of a Tesla Hardware 2 Model S or Model X vehicle, where the vehicle was delivered to you on or before September 30, 2017.

If the court approves the settlement, class members will receive the payments specified automatically. You do not need to fill out a claim form. 

Typical Settlement Amount:

$20 to $280. Amounts will depend on (a) what Tesla said about Enhanced Autopilot when you bought or leased your vehicle, (b) the timing and content of Tesla’s releases of software upgrades, and (c) the total number of months you had your vehicle up to September 30, 2017.

Total Settlement Amount: $5,415,280

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$4,800

Law Firm:
Hagens Berman

Case Name: Sheikh, et al. v. Tesla, Inc.

Settlement Website: Tesla Enhanced Autopilot Features Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Kurtzman Carson Consultants

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

KCC Class Action Services LLC
2335 Alaska Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245
1-855-201-3575

Tags: Autopilot Capabilities, Defective Automobile, Software Upgrades Defective or Not as Promised