Jean-François Bellerose asks for repaint payment and C$1,000 in compensations.
Jean-François Bellerose was probably pretty happy when he bought his Tesla Model 3 on June 21, 2019. The black EV cost him C$63,420.87, but it looked good until February 24, 2020, when Bellerose noticed the same issues we have been reporting since August 2019. He tried to get Tesla to fix them. After it did not work, he decided to take the company to Quebec courts with a class-action lawsuit.
Bellerose demands not only reimbursement for repaint – estimated in C$4,737.66 by Carrosserie Perfecto Inc. – but also two C$500 compensations from the company. The first one relates to moral damages related to the “troubles and inconveniences” related to the paint issue.
The second C$500 compensation relates to damages caused by not informing Bellerose of the paint issues the company already knew the car could have, according to the lawsuit. But there is a catch: since this is class-action litigation, any other client affected by the same issues in Quebec has the right to demand the same in case the courts decide Bellerose is right.
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