Tesla Recalls All Cybertrucks Over Faulty Accelerator Pedal Issue

Tesla has recalled 3,878 Cybertrucks due to faulty accelerator pedal problem found in all deliveries of the truck to date since launch late last year.

Tesla describes the issue in the NHTSA defect notice as follows:

On affected vehicles, when high force is applied to the pad on the accelerator pedal, the pad may dislodge, which may cause the pedal to become trapped in the interior trim above the pedal.

Here’s the chronology of the events leading to the recall, according to the defect notice:

On March 31, 2024, Tesla received notice of a customer claim of the condition present on an affected vehicle.

On April 2, 2024, Tesla Engineering reviewed the vehicle’s data logs, which confirmed that both brake and accelerator pedals were pressed and the vehicle behaved as intended, meaning the brake pedal cut drive torque and brought the vehicle to a stop.

On April 3, 2024, Tesla received notice of a second customer claim of the condition present on an affected vehicle. In parallel, as part of its ongoing assessment of the condition, Tesla Engineering performed tests to characterize and recreate the condition.

On April 8, 2024, Tesla Engineering received and reviewed images associated with the first customer claim, which confirmed the presence of the condition.

Through the week of April 8, 2024, Tesla Engineering continued additional tests relating to the scope and behavior of the condition.

On April 12, 2024, having completed its assessment of the condition, Tesla made a determination to voluntarily recall the affected vehicles.

As of April 15, 2024, Tesla is not aware of any collisions, injuries or deaths relating to this condition.

Tesla has informed its stores and service centers about the matter around April 19th and pledged to replace or modify the pedals on recalled Cybertrucks at zero cost to owners. Additionally, starting from April 17th, all newly produced trucks will come equipped with an updated accelerator pedal component and part number.

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