MADISON, Wis. — A Franklin man teamed with Wisconsin’s self-proclaimed lemon law King to sue Tesla Motors on Monday.
The lawsuit was filed in Milwaukee County Circuit Court by attorney Vince Megna over Robert Montgomery’s 2013 SP Sedan, which cost the Franklin doctor $94,777, plus $4,738 in Wisconsin sales tax.
The car, which Montgomery bought in March 2013, had problems from the start, according to the lawsuit. It had been in the auto shop for more than 30 days due to various issues including inoperable door handles, paint defects and malfunctioning defrost. Montgomery also says the car failed to start, power up and charge at his home.
According to Wisconsin’s lemon law, a warranty-covered vehicle must be refunded or replaced after four defects. Montgomery claims in the lawsuit that he asked Tesla for his money back in November, but received nothing.
Megna said Tesla owes Montgomery double damages, according to the law.
Tesla declined to comment on the matter.
Megna, meanwhile, has taken to YouTube to draw attention too the lawsuit. In one clip, he stands in a garage next to the Tesla holding a power cord and complaining it won’t charge. In another, he makes light of George Clooney’s beef with Tesla. In 2006, the Academy Award-winner – one of the first 100 people to purchase a Tesla – often complained about his Tesla Roadster.
Source: Mercury News