Tesla’s Cybertruck Experiences Fresh Setbacks with Two New Recalls


Tesla has issued two new recalls for its Cybertruck, addressing issues with windshield wiper malfunctions and potentially detaching trunk bed trim. The wiper problem, which affects an estimated 230 vehicles out of a total of 11,600, has already been reported by several owners. One driver described the hazardous situation of having to hang out the window to see the road during rainfall when the wiper failed. The issue, attributed to an electrical problem causing excessive electrical current in the wiper motor, will be resolved through free replacements, with affected owners notified by mid-August.

Separately, Tesla is recalling Cybertrucks manufactured between November 13, 2023, and May 26, 2024, due to a problem with improperly adhered trunk bed trim. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 113 vehicles out of a potential 11,383 may have loose trim that could detach while driving, posing a hazard to other motorists. Tesla has committed to rectifying this issue at no cost to owners.

These latest recalls come on the heels of previous issues that have plagued the Cybertruck since its launch. Just two months ago, Tesla recalled the vehicles due to faulty accelerator pedal covers that could potentially dislodge and force the accelerator down unexpectedly. The company has also faced scrutiny for its pattern of delaying or cancelling Cybertruck deliveries shortly before recall announcements, raising questions about transparency and quality control measures.

The Cybertruck’s troubled history is further highlighted by the fact that all four of its recalls have occurred within this year alone. The first recall addressed a warning light issue that affected virtually every Tesla vehicle ever produced. Additionally, Tesla recently issued a separate recall for 125,000 vehicles due to a faulty seatbelt warning system, although this particular issue is being resolved through an over-the-air software update.

Industry analysts and consumers are closely watching how Tesla navigates these challenges, as the Cybertruck represents a major departure from traditional pickup truck designs and has garnered significant attention since its unveiling. The repeated recalls and delivery delays have sparked discussions about the vehicle’s readiness for mass production and Tesla’s quality assurance processes.

Lucas Nolan
Lucas Nolan
Lucas Nolan is a journalist and author whose work has been featured on Breitbart News and The Drudge Report. He's currently working on his first book.

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