The electronics manufacturer said in a statement Friday that he had followed a "voluntary request for documents" from the Ministry of Justice regarding Tesla's "public guidance" on the production of Model 3.
Agents check if Tesla has misinformed "Production Information" and investors are misled about their ability to meet production targets from 2017, the Journal report says.
Tesla said in the Friday statement that investigators arrived at the company earlier this year and provided the requested documents. "We have not received a subpoena, a request for testimony, or any other formal procedure, and there are no additional document inquiries from the Department of Justice," the statement said.
The Journal reported that FBI agents have subpoenaed former Tesla employees. And lately, agents have been looking for interviews with some of them.
The DOJ did not respond to CNN Business's request for comment.
The company stated in its statement Friday that it was "transparent how difficult" the production of Model 3 was, "he declared openly, saying that we would only be able to go as fast as our worst or worst supplier and that we entered the "production hell."
"While Tesla is being criticized when it comes too late in achieving a goal, this should not be the case. Remember that Tesla has achieved many goals most were doubted, "the company said.
Tesla finally reached its production target for Model 3 in June of this year, about six months later.