Tesla Cybertruck Recalled After Discovering Accelerator Pedal Risk

The Elon Musk-backed Automaker has announced a recall after its latest vehicle, the Cybertruck is at risk of uncontrolled acceleration.

History Behind The Recall

After discovering a fault with the accelerator pedal, the US Automaker has voluntarily recalled Cybertruck models. Most recalls for Tesla have involved just a widespread over-the-air software update to fix, but the latest recall affects an issue with a physical part, the accelerator pedal.

Various online reports from owners have shown the accelerator pedal cover can become loose. This means the metal cover could get stuck in the driver’s footwell and cause the accelerator pedal to fully engage, increasing the risk of a crash if not handled properly.

Fortunately, when pressing the brake pedal, this overrides the accelerator pedal. But when the brakes disengage, the Cybertruck is at risk of continuously accelerating at full throttle and could result in a crash, or at least a scary driving experience.

Which Models Are Affected?

Cybertruck models built after November 13, 2023, are affected by this accelerator pedal defect and will need to be recalled. So far, 3,878 have been part of this recall and Tesla has announced a stop-sale until the problem is fixed.

According to reports, the issue began after an “unapproved” change to the production process which involved residual soap being added during assembly. This meant the accelerator pedal retention was not suitable enough to hold the pedal cover in place.

Now, Cybertrucks from the factory are installed with a new accelerator pedal component. Those already built but not delivered to customers will also receive the fix before the customer takes delivery to help prevent any further issues.

What Owners Need to Do Next

Tesla has announced in a recall bulletin, that the fix will involve drilling a hole in the pedal and installing a rivet to properly secure the pedal and cover. The Musk-owned platform, X, shows a video of a technician with a drill and jig to safely drill a hole in the correct place and afterward installing a rivet using a rivet gun. This video and 15-step process is claimed to take under a minute and aims to fix the issue.

How Owners Can Take Back Control

While recalls have been communicated to owners, many continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by automakers. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, just like this – underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

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About the Author
Sepehr Daghighian is a partner with CCA that is well-versed in all aspects of lemon-law litigation. A 2005 graduate of Loyola Law School, Mr. Daghighian has been practicing litigation throughout the state of California for over 13-years. In this time, Mr. Daghighian has advocated on behalf of California consumers in hundreds of lemon law cases throughout our great state. Mr. Daghighian has also successfully tried numerous such cases to verdict in both Federal and State Court.