A recent spike in litigation against Tesla and other manufacturers is highlighting a new right-to-repair litigation trend following a Federal Trade Commission agreement with Harley Davidson and other companies reached in late 2022.

According to Law.com Radar, a handful of lawsuits have been filed against companies for violations of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The complaints allege companies that require repair and maintenance be done by company-owned shops violates the terms of a deal the agency reached in October with three American manufacturers. And while private suits are just starting to bubble up, practitioners are predicting more litigation, and action from state attorneys general, following the agency action.