Recall of the Tesla Cybertruck Because of Unexpected Acceleration

Recall of the Tesla Cybertruck Because of Unexpected Acceleration

In order to repair accelerator pedals that can stick and cause cars to accelerate accidentally, Tesla is recalling the Cybertruck.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in the impacted vehicles, a pad that is connected to the pedal may come loose and become stuck by interior trim, making it impossible to disengage once pressed. And soap is to blame for it all.

During assembly, soap was used in a “unapproved” way as a lubricant to help attach the pad to the accelerator pedal. The pad slides off the pedal and lodges in the interior trim more easily when there is residual soap present.

3,878 automobiles are included in the recall; it is believed that all of them have the issue. The majority of Cybertrucks delivered to clients to date, if not all of them, were probably made between November 13, 2023, and April 4, 2024, when the affected vehicles were built.

To avoid this problem, Tesla will “replace or rework” the accelerator-pedal assembly at no cost to you. The NHTSA advises that using the brake pedal continuously in the event of unintentional acceleration “will bring the vehicle to a stop as quickly as if the accelerator pedal was not pressed.”

The NHTSA reports that as of April 15, Tesla is not aware of any crashes, injuries, or fatalities brought on by this problem. On March 31, a customer complaint brought this issue to the attention of the automaker.

In July 2023, cybertruck production got underway at Tesla’s plant located close to Austin, Texas. The truck arrived two years later than expected since the first few were delivered to clients during an event at the beginning of December.

Even though it was only on the market for a short while, this is the second Cybertruck recall. The initial recall was for warning lights with too-small lettering, and it was announced in January.

Sanchita Patil

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