Tesla Recalls 4,000 Cybertrucks for Accelerator Pedal Issue

Tesla Recalls 4,000 Cybertrucks for Accelerator Pedal Issue

This time, Tesla is not sending out more Cybertrucks; rather, the company is recalling nearly 4,000 Cybertrucks due to a potentially significant issue with the accelerator pedal. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has highlighted that the pedal's cover might dislodge and get stuck in the floor trim, leading the vehicle to accelerate even when the driver removes their foot, posing a notable risk.

Problem Identified: Excessive Lubricant

Videos shared online reveal the root cause: an excess of lubricant on the pedal cover. This surplus lubrication enables the cover to move upwards and jam itself in place, hindering the pedal's full return to its original position. Consequently, unintended acceleration becomes a distinct possibility, creating a safety hazard.

Tesla's Response and Resolution

Tesla has assured that they will replace or repair the faulty accelerator pedals at zero cost for owners. Although official recall notifications are set to be sent out in June, concerned Cybertruck drivers can proactively reach out to Tesla immediately at +1-877-798-3752 and refer to the recall service number SB-24-33-003 to schedule a service appointment.

Recent Developments and Challenges

This recall emerges amidst a series of recent updates for Tesla Cybertruck owners. Delivery schedules have experienced setbacks, with many likely informed about the impending recall as a reason for these delays. Notably, Tesla recorded its first year-over-year drop in deliveries since 2020, witnessing a 20% decline compared to the previous quarter. The company has also initiated staff reductions to streamline operations and enhance efficiency. Despite facing recent hurdles, Tesla has outlined a focus on efficiency moving into 2024, with CEO Elon Musk hinting at a slower sales growth trajectory for the year.

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