Cybertruck recalled because of sticking accelerator pedal

Nearly 4,000 Cybertrucks need to be taken into Tesla service centers to get fixed.

Tesla has been ordered to recall nearly 4,000 of its Cybertrucks due to an accelerator pedal that can stick in place when pressed down.

The cause of the issue is attributed to an unapproved change that introduced soap as a lubricant during the component assembly of the pedal, reducing the pad’s retention.


The big picture: The recall affects all Model Year (‘MY’) 2024 Cybertruck vehicles manufactured from November 13, 2023, to April 4, 2024, potentially comprising the majority of trucks currently on US roads.

  • Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) state that when high force is applied to the pad on the accelerator pedal, it may dislodge and become trapped in the interior trim above the pedal.
  • The issue was first raised in social media and online discussion group posts.
  • The recall requires affected Cybertruck owners to bring their vehicles to Tesla’s service centers for a repair at no charge, as it cannot be fixed with an over-the-air software update.
  • Tesla has not yet detailed the number of Cybertrucks produced, but it previously mentioned the slow ramping-up of production for the vehicle, with first deliveries in late November.

What they’re saying: “An unapproved change introduced lubricant (soap) to aid in the component assembly of the pad onto the accelerator pedal,” the NHTSA wrote in the recall document. “Residual lubricant reduced the retention of the pad to the pedal.” 

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