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Tesla recalls new Cybertrucks over accelerator hazard

2024-04-19 15:29 by
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Tesla is recalling all 3,878 Cybertrucks that it has shipped to date, due to a problem where the accelerator pedal can get stuck, putting drivers at risk of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

A pad on top of the Cybertruck's accelerator pedal could come loose and get trapped in the interior trim causing unintended acceleration, a Tesla filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration acknowledged. Tesla's service department plans to replace or repair the accelerator pedal assembly, free of charge for owners.

In a defect notice, Tesla revealed that an "unapproved change introduced lubricant (soap) to aid in the component assembly of the pad onto the accelerator pedal. Residual lubricant reduced the retention of the pad to the pedal."

Tesla first became aware of this issue on March 31, 2024, according to the filing. After assessing the problem, Tesla on April 12 decided to issue a voluntary recall of the Cybertrucks, the filing says.

The Tesla Cybertruck was released in November 2023 and has been polarizing since its initial reveal in 2019, most notably for its design. It's unconventional compared to other pickup trucks, especially EVs like the Ford F-150 Lightning. This is not the first time the Cybertruck has been recalled less than a year after it hit the market; in February, Tesla recalled over 2 million of its vehicles in the United States due to the warning lights displaying in the wrong font size.

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