27 Sep '16, 7pm

Tesla, Supplier Settle Lawsuit Over Model X Falcon Wing Doors

Tesla Motors and the original supplier of the Model X’s SUV falcon wing doors have settled in court over a lawsuit filed by the electric carmaker last January. The supplier, Hoerbiger Automotive, a subsidiary of a Swiss company based in Alabama, contracted to design and develop a hydraulic system for the razzle-dazzle Model X doors that open upwards rather than to the side. In its lawsuit, Tesla said Hoerbiger’s hydraulic system developed in 2014-2015 was prone to overheating, making the doors inoperable, and they leaked oil. The doors also sagged and did not open properly, Tesla said. Tesla also stated it incurred “millions of dollars in damages, including, but not limited to costs of retooling the entire vehicle in order to support a different engineering solution.” Hoerbiger responded by denying Tesla’s claims, saying it had met the company’s specifications and was not ...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/tesla-supplier-settle-lawsuit-o...

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