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Tesla CEO Says Some Tesla-Owned Body Shops Completing Repairs in Less Than 24 Hours

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that there are some Tesla-owned body shops that are completing repairs in 24 hours, and hopes to eventually get that to same-day or even less than an hour.

Tesla Owner Suing Automaker, Service King Over Crash

Heather Lommatzsch is suing Tesla over allegedly misleading her about the vehicle’s autonomous features, and Service King because it serviced Lommatzsch’s vehicle within the year before the crash and replaced a sensor.

Tesla Body Shops Now Open

After announcing two months ago that it would be opening its own company-owned body shops in the top 10 metro areas by the end of June, Tesla now has Tesla Body Repair Centers open for light collision repair.

Auto Insurers Warn OEMs About ‘Misleading’ Self-Driving Features

Automotive insurance agencies are starting to warn carmakers against the use of the word “autonomous” in their marketing and vehicle features, according to a report by the Association of British Insurers. 

Tesla to Open Body Shops in Top 10 Metro Areas by End of June

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he hopes the new body shops will reduce the cost and time spent on repairs after customer complaints of excessive wait times.

Fatal Tesla Crash Preliminary Investigation Report Issued

The report said that performance data that was downloaded from the Tesla indicates the driver had been using traffic-aware cruise control and autosteer lane-keeping assistance, which are advanced driver assistance features that Tesla refers to as autopilot.

Consumer Groups Ask Feds to Launch Probe into Tesla’s Autopilot

The Center for Auto Safety and Consumer Watchdog are calling on the Federal Trade Commission “to investigate dangerously misleading and deceptive advertising and marketing practices and representations made by Tesla Motors Inc. regarding the safety and capabilities of its Autopilot feature.”

NTSB Schedules September Meeting to Determine Cause of 2016 Tesla Autopilot Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has scheduled a public meeting to determine the probable cause of a 2016 fatal crash involving a Tesla Model S that was operating in Autopilot mode.

ProSpot PR-5 Rivet Gun System Approved for Tesla Repairs

The PR-5 system is approved for self-piercing rivets (installation and removal); flow form rivets (hole preparation and installation); and structural blind rivets on Tesla repairs.

Tesla Offering Customized Auto Insurance to Customers in Asia

A Tesla executive said the company is bundling auto insurance with its vehicles in Asia, in an effort to capitalize on the savings associated with its Autopilot driver-assist technology.

U.S. DOT Finds No ‘Safety-Related Defect Trend’ After Tesla Autopilot Probe

Data suggests that Tesla’s driver-assistance technology might actually improve safety.

Tesla Approves Pro Spot SP Series MIGs for Aluminum Welding

The Tesla approval joins many others of the SP MIG welders including Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Land Rover, Honda/Acura, Ford F-150, Cadillac CT6, Corvette and more.