Federal safety regulators scolded Musk over 'misleading statements’ on Tesla safety

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sent Elon Musk a cease-and-desist letter last October over “misleading statements” Tesla made about the Model 3’s safety. The agency also asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the statements “constitute[d] unfair or deceptive acts or practices.” The letter and the referral were made public in documents acquired via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by legal nonprofit Plainsite.org. The FOIA documents show that the NHTSA issued multiple subpoenas to Tesla following high-profile crashes involving the company’s cars. They also show that Tesla has met with the NHTSA on a quarterly basis to keep the agency updated on topics like Autopilot and... Continue reading…

NHTSA reported Tesla to FTC for 'misleading' statements about the Model 3 safety rating

Consumer advocate group PlainSite published documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request on Tuesday. The cache shows that Tesla claimed on October 7, 2018, that the Model ...

Wed 7 Aug 19 from Techspot

Feds told Tesla to stop making “misleading statements” on Model 3 safety

"Your company has issued a number of misleading statements," NHTSA wrote to Musk.

Wed 7 Aug 19 from Arstechnica

Tesla stands by safety claims despite U.S. probes, subpoenas over crashes

Electric carmaker Tesla Inc stood by its Model 3 safety claims on Wednesday in the face of regulatory scrutiny, while documents showed the top U.S. automotive safety watchdog issued at least ...

Wed 7 Aug 19 from Reuters Technology

U.S. regulators take aim at Tesla over Model 3 safety claims

Tesla’s claims about the safety of its Model 3 electric vehicle prompted U.S. regulators to send a cease-and-desist letter and escalate the matter by asking the Federal Trade Commission ...

Wed 7 Aug 19 from TechCrunch

Tesla catches NHTSA flak for some safety claims, documents reveal - Roadshow

It's not the first time Tesla's received warnings about its safety-related marketing.

Wed 7 Aug 19 from CNET

NHTSA sent Tesla cease-and-desist over Model 3 safety claims

Documents obtained by nonprofit advocacy group PlainSite show that the United States National Highway Traffic Administration sent automaker Tesla a cease-and-desist letter urging the ...

Wed 7 Aug 19 from Engadget

Tesla faced U.S. agency scrutiny last year over Model 3 safety claims

Tesla Inc received a cease-and-desist letter last year from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for making misleading statements over safety ratings of its Model ...

Wed 7 Aug 19 from Reuters Technology

Feds to Tesla: Cease and desist from claim that Model 3 is 'safest car'

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent a cease-and-desist letter to Tesla in October 2018 about the company's Model 3 safety claims.       

Wed 7 Aug 19 from USA today

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