Tesla Recalls 2024 Cybertruck Gas Pedal Unintentional Acceleration

Tesla Recalls Cybertruck Gas Pedal Unintentional Acceleration

Tesla Cybertruck has two recalls and three complaints on the NHTSA website. — Photo by Susan Schaben for Johnson Attorneys Group

Tesla Recalls 2024 Cybertrucks to Fix Gas Pedal Defect

Tesla recalls 2024 Cybertruck vehicles to fix gas pedals after discovering they can become stuck when pressed and possibly unintentionally accelerate.

The $81,895 to $101,985 futuristic trucks, which first hit the road last December, were manufactured with a pad attached to the pedal that could dislodge. If that happens, the pad may become trapped by interior trim, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The NHTSA reports 3,878 Cybertrucks are now subject to recall. It’s the second recall for the stainless-steel-sided pickup truck since one in January for the font size on warning lights being too small.

The latest problem was the result of soap being used as an “unapproved” lubricant during assembly of the trucks, the federal safety agency reports. The soap was used to aid in attaching the pad to the accelerator pedal. However, the residual soap made it possible for the pad to slide off the pedal and become lodged in the vehicle’s interior trim.

Most of the Cybertrucks delivered to customers are most likely represented in the recall. They were manufactured between November 13, 2023, and April 4, 2024.

Tesla is asking consumers to return their vehicles to have the dealership “replace or rework” the accelerator-pedal assembly.

NHTSA officials are warning owners who experience unintended acceleration to continuously apply the brake pedal to “bring the vehicle to a stop as quickly as if the accelerator pedal was not pressed.”

Tesla, which learned of the issue from a customer complaint on March 31st, said there are no known traffic accidents involving injuries or deaths from the defect as of April 15, 2024.

Cybertruck Complaints, Recalls

So far, the Tesla Cybertruck gas pedal recall is one of two recalls and three complaints on the NHTSA website.

Other problems reported by consumers included one person from Santa Maria, California who told federal safety officials that “while driving at an undisclosed speed during daylight, the dashboard accent would reflect in the side mirrors.”

Meanwhile, an Oakland Park, Florida owner reported various issues after just 250 miles on the road with their Cybertruck. The problems included steering alerts that led to the vehicle losing power, electrical issues and charging issues at home.

Finally, a New Jersey owner reported the driver door striker latch came loose and almost completely disconnected from the vehicle’s body.

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Published on April 22, 2024

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