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Drivers report Cybertruck accelerator problem amid other Tesla issues

Apr 16

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Recent reports from Tesla Cybertruck drivers have raised concerns about accelerator malfunctions, which could potentially pose serious safety risks. Several drivers have shared videos and testimonies depicting instances where the accelerator pedal became stuck, a dangerous possibility for a vehicle that can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed that it is in contact with Tesla to gather more information regarding the incidents. Amid these reports, Tesla has postponed some Cybertruck deliveries in recent days, although the automaker has not explicitly attributed these delays to the accelerator issue.

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While an official investigation into the matter has yet to be initiated, the emergence of these reports coincides with ongoing challenges facing Elon Musk’s automotive brand. On April 8, Tesla settled a lawsuit with the family of a man who lost his life in a crash while using the company’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving software.

Meanwhile, slower sales at the beginning of this year prompted Tesla to announce significant layoffs in April, resulting in a 10% reduction of its global workforce.

These issues have come amid the company’s stock declining by nearly a third since 2023.

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[JACK ALYMER]

PUTTING THE PEDAL TO THE MEDDLE SOUNDS LIKE FUN…

UNTIL IT GETS STUCK.

THIS IS WHAT HAS REPORTEDLY BEEN HAPPENING TO SOME TESLA CYBER TRUCK DRIVERS.

THEY’VE BEEN SHARING VIDEOS AND TESTIMONY SHOWING THE ACCELERATOR GETTING STUCK ALL THE WAY DOWN.

IT WOULD BE A SERIOUS PROBLEM FOR A VEHICLE WITH THE ABILITY TO JUMP FROM ZERO TO SIXTY IN UNDER THREE SECONDS.

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“This wedged itself, right there. And as you can see, based on the design of the floorboard, and the sliding up, and the way this was still hooked onto the pedal, it held the accelerator down 100%”

THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION CONFIRMED THEY’VE CONTACTED TESLA FOR MORE INFORMATION.

OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS, THE AUTOMAKER HAS DELAYED SOME CYBERTRUCK DELIVERIES.

SO FAR- TESLA HASN’T COME OUT AND SAID THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE ACCELERATOR ISSUE.

WHILE AN OFFICIAL INVESTIGATION HAS YET TO BE LAUNCHED, THE REPORTED ISSUE COMES AS ELON MUSK’S AUTO BRAND CONTINUES TO TAKE HITS.

Just a few weeks ago – the company settled a lawsuit with the family of a man who lost his life during a crash while using the company’s autopilot driving software.

AND OFF THE HEELS OF SLOWED SALES AT THE START OF THE YEAR, TESLA ANNOUNCED MAJOR LAYOFFS IN APRIL.

THE COMPANY LET 10 PERCENT OF ITS GLOBAL WORKFORCE GO AND ITS STOCK IS DOWN BY ALMOST A THIRD FROM 20-23.