Tesla recalls Cybertrucks due to faulty accelerator pedals

Tesla has been forced to recall thousands of its latest 2024 Cybertruck vehicles due to a defect in its accelerator pedal.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released documents and notices stating that the vehicle's accelerator pad is defective.

The notice states, “The accelerator pedal pad may dislodge and become trapped by the interior rim.”

If high force is applied to the pad on the accelerator pedal, the pad may eject, causing the pedal to become trapped. If this happens, it will impact “the performance and operation of the pedal…which may increase the risk of collision,” the safety recall report reads.

“As of April 15th, 2024, Tesla is not aware of any collisions, injuries or deaths relating to this condition,” the report reads.

Almost 4,000 vehicles are potentially involved, with the estimated percentage containing this defect being 100%.

“The recall population includes all Model Year (“MY”) 2024 Cybertruck vehicles manufactured from November 13th, 2023, to April 4th, 2024.”

Tesla will repair or rework the accelerator for free, as stated in the safety recall report.

Tesla’s Cybertruck was initially introduced as a concept vehicle in November 2019 and made its official debut at the Texas Gigabyte factory in 2023 after two years of delays.

The EV company said back in 2023 that its goal was to start the mass production of the electric-powered Cybertruck by the end of that year, but the company had to push back its production timing due to shortages in sourcing components for the cutting-edge vehicle.

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