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Tesla recalls more than 3,800 Cybertrucks following a series of complaints

Tesla recalls more than 3,800 Cybertrucks following a series of complaints

This continues a fairly rough year for the carmaker.

Tesla's rollercoaster year took a major dip today as it confirmed it's recalling over 3,000 Cybertrucks.

There had been widespread reports of maintenance and quality control issues surrounding the Cybertruck since it started being delivered to customers at the end of 2023, but one issue in particular has caused the recall.

Namely, a few customers reported incidents where part of their accelerator pedal could become dislodged and stuck in the floor of the driver's seat side of the Cybertruck.

This could effectively jam the pedal stuck and result in uncontrolled acceleration - so you can really see how that might be a safety issue.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration (NHTSA) said that the recall involves model year 2024 Cybertrucks made between November 13, 2023 and April 4, 2024.

Tesla said it will repair or replace accelerator pedals on every customer's car free of charge, with notification of timings coming via letter in June.

Cybertruck's get a lot of attention when seen out and about.

That means the recall isn't completely immediate, so Cybertruck owners would probably be smart to keep an eye out for the issue before it gets fixed.

There have apparently not yet been any reported crashes or traffic incidents due to the issue.

This was something that Elon Musk was keen to point out when he made a brief comment on the topic, posting on X in response to another user: "There were no injuries or accidents because of this. We are just being very cautious."

That was in response to a report that Cybertruck deliveries are now restarting after having paused for a week or more while Tesla worked on the issue.

Presumably, any trucks being delivered from now will not have problems of this sort.

It's also interesting to note that this story, by necessity, acts as our first direct confirmation of how many Cybertrucks Tesla has actually delivered - 3,878.

Since the carmaker is normally loathe to share this sort of stat, it's a good way to get a sense for how many Cybertrucks there actually are on US roads.

Tesla's Cybertrucks were inspired by films like Blade Runner, Elon Musk has previously said.

You might be surprised by the number and think it's lower than you would have guessed, given the amount of attention the Cybertruck has attracted in recent months.

Whether it's on social media or in the news, Cybertrucks are pretty much the most talked-about vehicle out on the roads today - and this story makes sure it stays in the headlines for the near future.

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