Tesla To Recall 2024 Cybertrucks Over Accelerator Issues; Free Repairs for Faulty Pedals Offered

By Thea Felicity

Apr 19, 2024 12:09 PM EDT

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Tesla has issued a recall for over 3,000 of its recently launched 2024 Cybertrucks, citing concerns over a potentially faulty pedal mechanism that could lead to unintended acceleration and pose a risk of accidents, according to ABC News.

The recall, announced by the automaker and confirmed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), involves Cybertrucks manufactured between November 13, 2023, and April 4, 2024.

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Why Tesla Is Recalling Cybertrucks

According to Tesla, the issue revolves around the accelerator pedal pad, which may dislodge and become trapped by the vehicle's interior trim, causing the pedal to stick. This malfunction could result in the car accelerating unexpectedly, increasing the likelihood of crashes.

Fortunately, despite the recall, Tesla and the NHTSA have not reported any incidents of collisions, injuries, or fatalities related to the pedal issue as of Monday. 

However, as a precaution, Cybertrucks in production have been equipped with a new accelerator pedal component and part number to address the problem.

In response to the recall, Tesla, led by CEO Elon Musk, has committed to replacing or repairing the affected accelerator pedal assemblies at no cost to the owners. 

Notification letters informing vehicle owners of the recall are expected to be dispatched in June.

This development comes as Tesla continues to ramp up production of its highly anticipated Cybertruck model, which faced delays in its rollout. The automaker delivered the first batch of Cybertruck pickups to customers in November, albeit two years behind schedule, amid uncertainties surrounding the commencement of mass production.

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