The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that Tesla is recalling all 3,878 Cyber trucks that the company has supplied so far because of a defect that might cause the accelerator pedal to become stuck, endangering drivers.


The recall brings Tesla’s turbulent week to an end. On Monday, the corporation let go of two of its top executives and laid off almost 10% of its personnel. Shortly after, Tesla requested that shareholders recast their vote on CEO Elon Musk’s enormous remuneration package, which a judge had already invalidated earlier this year.

In recent weeks, reports of issues with the accelerator pedal on the Cyber truck have begun to surface. According to reports, Tesla even put a hold on truck deliveries while it resolved the problem. Musk stated in an Tesla was “being very cautious,” according to a post on X, and the firm informed the NHTSA that it was not aware of any accidents or injuries connected to the issue.

The pedal may come loose, which might allow it to travel up and become entangled in the trim surrounding the footwell, as the business has now acknowledged to the NHTSA.

Tesla noted that on March 31 and April 3, respectively, a customer notified them of the first and second of these accelerator pedal events. It determined that “[a]n unapproved change introduced lubricant (soap) to aid in the component assembly of the pad onto the accelerator pedal” and on April 12 decided to issue a recall following a battery of tests.

Tesla is recalling all 3,878 Cyber trucks that it has shipped to date, due to a problem where the accelerator pedal can get stuck, putting drivers at risk of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall caps a tumultuous week for Tesla. The company laid off more than 10% of its workforce on Monday, and lost two of its highest-ranking executives. A few days later, Tesla asked shareholders to re-vote on CEO Elon Musk’s massive compensation package that was struck down by a judge earlier this year.

Reports of problems with the Cyber truck’s accelerator pedal started popping up in the last few weeks. Tesla even reportedly paused deliveries of the truck while it sorted out the issue. Musk said in a post on X that Tesla was “being very cautious” and the company reported to NHTSA that it was not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the problem.

Additionally, “[r]esidual lubricant decreased the pad’s retention to the pedal.”

All current Cyber trucks will have their accelerator pedals changed or replaced, according to Tesla. Additionally, it informed NHTSA that it is repairing vehicles that are in route or at distribution facilities, and that it has begun manufacturing Cyber trucks with a new accelerator pedal.

Even though the Cyber truck didn’t begin shipping until late last year, this isn’t the car’s first recall. However, the first one was relatively little: Tesla recalled the software on all of its cars earlier this year due to warning light font sizes that were too small. The truck was initially unveiled by the firm in 2019.

Tesla said it first received a notice of one of these accelerator pedal incidents from a customer on March 31, and then a second one on April 3. After performing a series of tests, it decided on April 12 to issue a recall after determining that an “[a]n unapproved change introduced lubricant (soap) to aid in the component assembly of the pad onto the accelerator pedal,” and that “[r]esidual lubricant reduced the retention of the pad to the pedal.”

Tesla says it will replace or rework the accelerator pedal on all existing Cyber trucks. It also told NHTSA that it has started building Cyber trucks with a new accelerator pedal, and that it’s fixing the vehicles that are in transit or sitting at delivery centers.

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