Tesla Cybertruck Now Has Stuck Accelerator Pedal Problems

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, Automotive Editor - April 17, 2024
Tesla Cybertruck

Shoppers who have been waiting for their Tesla Cybertrucks to be delivered may be waiting a little longer, as Tesla has reportedly halted deliveries of the electric pickup truck because of unintended acceleration. TikTok user el.chepito1985 took to the social media platform to share a video of an accelerator pedal cover that reportedly came loose and jammed into the footwell while the Cybertruck was being driven, causing the accelerator to be stuck in the wide-open position.

Needless to say, this is a dangerous situation and Tesla appears to be delaying deliveries of the Cybertruck to consumers as it looks to find a fix for the problem. According to The Drive, some Tesla customers who have been waiting for their Cybertrucks didn’t receive an explanation when they were told that deliveries of the electric truck were being delayed. Others, reportedly, were told that the delays were due to a faulty accelerator pedal that can result in unintended acceleration in an email. Cybertruck customers waiting to take delivery of their electric vehicle have taken to the Cybertruck Owners Club forum and the r/cybertruck subreddit to share the news and el.chepito1985’s TikTok video.

According to an X post from user @WholeMarsBlog, Tesla has reportedly put a stop-sale order in place for the Cybertruck. “Tesla has stopped all Cybertruck deliveries for 7 days due to an issue with the accelerator pedal,” the post reads. Since Tesla doesn’t have a traditional communications department, we can’t ask the automaker for more information or get a better understanding of the situation.

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Based on el.chepito1985’s video, it looks like this new issue with the Cybertruck is due to the electric pickup truck’s metal cover on the accelerator pedal. It’s not held in place with any screws or brackets, and instead, is installed by sliding over the actual accelerator pedal. As el.chepito1985 points out in the video, depressing the brake on the Cybertruck overrides the accelerator pedal. So, in his case, he held the brake, went through the truck’s infotainment system to put it into Park, and got out of the vehicle to assess what went wrong.

This can be a major issue for current Tesla Cybertruck owners. The truck weighs up to 6,600 pounds and has up to 845 horsepower. Unintended acceleration, especially in a vehicle of this size and with this kind of performance could be disastrous.

In addition to reportedly issuing a stop-sale order for the Cybertruck, Business Insider claims that federal regulators are looking into the electric truck’s unintended acceleration. The outlet claims that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that it “is aware of this issue and is in contact with the manufacturer to gather additional information.”

Current Cybertruck owners can take a proactive step by removing the cover from the pedal or bringing their trucks into a Tesla service center to get the pedal fixed.

The latest issue is just another problem in a long list of problems with the Cybertruck. The electric pick suffers from a long list of issues that include rust spots, panel gaps, and alerts for a critical steering issue. We doubt the unintended acceleration concerns or other problems that Tesla owners face will stop people from purchasing the automaker’s cars.

Pictured: Tesla Cybertruck

Source: The Drive

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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