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Tesla Recalls Nearly 4,000 Cybertrucks Over Accelerator Pedal Issue

Bruno T
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April 19 2024 6:48AM

Tesla is recalling 3,878 units of its Cybertruck due to a problem with the accelerator pedal pad that could potentially increase the risk of accidents, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on Friday. According to the safety regulator, the pedal pad may come loose and become lodged in the vehicle’s interior trim, leading to unintended acceleration.

This recall is a significant setback for Tesla, which began delivering the highly anticipated electric pickup truck late last year after delays spanning over two years. The production of the Cybertruck had previously been hampered by various challenges, including issues related to production processes and constraints in battery supply.

The potential for the accelerator pedal to become trapped poses a serious safety risk, potentially causing the vehicle to accelerate unexpectedly and increasing the likelihood of a crash. This issue adds to the list of challenges faced by Tesla’s Cybertruck, which was first unveiled in 2019 and has garnered considerable attention for its futuristic design and ambitious performance targets.

Tesla has stated that it will notify affected owners and dealers will inspect the pedal pads and make necessary repairs free of charge to ensure the safety and functionality of the vehicle. The recall process is expected to begin shortly, although specific dates for the start of repairs have not been disclosed.

The recall of the Cybertruck comes at a time when Tesla is striving to ramp up production and delivery of the new model to meet pre-existing orders and boost sales figures. Despite the innovative features and strong market interest in Tesla’s electric trucks, production delays and now safety recalls could potentially impact consumer confidence and the company’s stock performance.

As Tesla addresses this latest safety concern, industry observers and consumers alike will be watching closely to see how the company manages the recall process and whether it can overcome the production challenges that have plagued the Cybertruck since its announcement.