Tesla withdraws 3,878 Cybertrucks from the market due to accelerator defect


By John

Tesla has recalled 3,878 units of the Cybertruck due to a defect that can cause the vehicle to accelerate unintentionally, increasing the risk of a crash. This was revealed by a document from the US road safety agency.

On April 17, Tesla informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the accelerator pedal can get stuck in the Cybertruck, the futuristic version of Elon Musk's company.

If the accelerator pedal gets stuck, its performance and operation “will be affected, which could increase the risk of an accident,” Tesla acknowledged to the agency.

The company will replace or modify the throttle on units of this model manufactured between November 13, 2023 and April 4, 2024, the agency said, noting that Tesla had received a report from a customer on March 31.

The company said it is not aware of any collisions or injuries related to the issue. Musk defended the Cybertruck, declaring at a launch event last November that “the future will finally look like the future!”

The tycoon presented this model in November 2019, but the first deliveries took place in December 2023. He acknowledged that it will take time to increase production and indicated 2025 as the year in which 250,000 units per year will be reached.