Consumer Law

Tesla Faces Antitrust Lawsuits Over Allegations of Monopolizing Repairs

Tesla was hit with two antitrust class action lawsuits this week, alleging that the company curbed competition for repairs and replacement of vehicle parts.

The two suits filed this week in a federal court in San Francisco argue that the company designed its vehicles and warranty policies to discourage customers from seeking maintenance from outside entities, forcing them to wait longer and pay more for repairs.

The suit alleges that the plaintiffs were forced to “pay supracompetitive prices and suffer exorbitant wait times to maintain and repair their Tesla vehicles as a result of Tesla’s monopolization, attempted monopolization, exclusionary conduct, and restraint of the markets for compatible replacement parts and maintenance and repair services.”

Read the source article at thehill.com

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