Tesla Cybertruck recalled for accelerator pedal issue

Tesla has issued a recall for the Cybertruck over concerns the accelerator pedal cover may become dislodged. The recall affects all Cybertrucks already delivered, giving us our first insight into how many have been produced and handed over to customers.

Drive Tesla first reported last week that Cybertruck deliveries had been halted due to an issue with the accelerator pedal cover. With the Cybertruck’s floor mounted accelerator pedal (instead of a typical hanging pedal), excessive force for an extended period was causing some accelerator pedal covers to slide up.

Given the length of the pedal cover, it would then come in contact with the top of the footwell area, with the lower part still attached to the pedal itself, causing the pedal to become stuck in the fully depressed position, potentially leading to unintended acceleration.

While Tesla investigated a fix, the company paused all deliveries. Those deliveries resumed on Thursday, with Tesla coming up with a fix to add a fastener to the bottom of the pedal, as seen in this photo shared by Jim McGlone on Facebook.

Credit: Jim McGlone | Facebook

This is a fix for vehicles that have already been produced and to allow deliveries of Cybertrucks that were on hold to resume. In a recall notice posted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on Friday, which you can read at the bottom of this article, Tesla says that as of April 17 it has introduced a new pedal component and part number into production.

How Many Cybertrucks Have Been Produced and Delivered?

Tesla started deliveries of the Cybertruck last November, but in both the Q4 2023 and Q1 2024 production and delivery figures, the Cybertruck was lumped together with the Model S and Model X, giving us no clear indication of how many had been delivered.

Thanks to the recall notice, we now have a better idea. According to the notice, the accelerator pedal cover issue affects 3,878 units as of April 17, 2024. This is the number that have been produced, not delivered. As recent drone flyovers of Giga Texas have shown, there are hundreds of Cybertrucks that have been built but not yet shipped off to Delivery Centers.

Here is the full NHTSA recall notice. Since Cybertruck deliveries have not started in Canada, there will be no similar recall by Transport Canada.

Previous Article

Tesla Semi Charging Corridor May Be Built Despite Government Funding Refusal

Next Article

Tesla ending referral program in some countries

You might be interested in …