Tesla recalls Cybertruck over unintended acceleration

Austin, TX – May 2, 2024 – Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is recalling 3,878 2024 Tesla Cybertrucks that may unexpectedly accelerate, upping the risk of crash and injury.

Recall summary

The accelerator pedal in the affected trucks has a rubber pad on its end, whose job is to provide sufficient grip for the driver’s foot. Due to a supplier error, the pad may slip and get stuck in the interior trim, pinning the accelerator pedal to the floor.    

Recall risks

All risks posed by unintended acceleration are described in this recent Hyundai recall

Warning signs

The driver may notice the accelerator is less responsive.

Separately, if the brake is pressed while the accelerator is jammed, there will be a warning message on the display accompanied by an audible alert. 

Safety tips

If the accelerator jams, press the brake as you normally would. This will cut the power to the wheels and stop the vehicle. 

Other Tesla recalls

Some of these Tesla Cybertrucks may have been affected by a recall from February of this year, which was caused by insufficiently visible warning messages on their display.  

On a separate note, the U.S. government is currently investigating alleged steering loss in Tesla Model 3 and Model Y cars, as reported. 

The repair

Dealers will inspect the accelerator pedal and repair or replace it with an updated version. The repair will be free of charge. 

Owners will be notified on June 18, 2024.    

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

Close to 4,000 Cybertruck electric pickups are affected by this Tesla jammed accelerator pedal recall. To do a Tesla recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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