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Tesla’s problems continue with latest recall of thousands of Cybertrucks

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In another setback for Elon Musk and his company Tesla, the company announced a pair of recalls for thousands of Cybertrucks on Tuesday, June 25. The problems involve windshield wipers and a trim piece.

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The first recall is to address issues with windshield wiper blades that reportedly stopped working on 11,688 vehicles. Tesla said it was notified by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the problem. The blades’ motor reportedly stops because of too much electrical current flowing to it. Tesla said that it will fix the problem at no cost to the owner and that they will be notified by Aug. 18.

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The other recall is to address a problem with a trim piece along the truck’s bed that could possibly come loose and fly off the vehicle and into the road, creating a hazard for other drivers. This problem impacts 11,383 vehicles. Tesla said that the trim was improperly installed at its factory, and it will fix the issue free of charge to the owner of the vehicle. Impacted owners can also expect a notification to be sent to them by Aug. 18.

This is the fourth round of recalls for Tesla since its release of the Cybertruck on Nov. 13. The latest issues come on the heels of a recent recall of nearly 4,000 vehicles to address a problem with the truck’s acceleration pedal potentially becoming stuck.

Analysts have noted that this is the first time the public has learned how many Cybertrucks have been sold since Nov. 13 — something the company has been secretive about in the past.

The data shows that the numbers are a far cry from the reported 2 million orders Tesla has received to date for the hyped pickup.

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[LAUREN TAYLOR]

ANOTHER SETBACK FOR TESLA’S CYBERTRUCK– THE COMPANY ANNOUNCING A PAIR OF RECALLS FOR THOUSANDS OF THE VEHICLES.

THE FIRST IS TO FIX WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES THAT STOP WORKING ON 11,688 RIGS

NHTSA REPORTS SHOWS THE FRONT WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR CAN STOP BECAUSE OF TOO MUCH ELECTRICAL CURRENT– WHICH CAN LEAD TO REDUCED VISIBILITY AND INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH. 

THE OTHER PROBLEM INVOLVES A TRIM PIECE ALONG THE TRUCK’S BED THAT CAN COME LOOSE AND FLY OFF INTO THE ROAD– CREATING DANGER FOR OTHER DRIVERS– AFFECTING 11,383 VEHICLES.

TESLA SAYS THE PIECE WAS IMPROPERLY INSTALLED AT ITS FACTORY.

THIS BRINGS THE NUMBER OF RECALLS TO FOUR FOR THE CYBERTRUCK SINCE IT’S RELEASE ON NOVEMBER 30TH. AND IT COMES ON THE HEELS OF THE RECENT RECALL OF NEARLY FOUR THOUSAND VEHICLES TO ADDRESS A PROBLEM WITH THE TRUCK’S ACCELERATOR PEDAL POTENTIALLY BECOMING STUCK.

ANALYSTS NOTE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE PUBLIC HAS LEARNED HOW MANY CYBERTRUCKS HAVE BEEN SOLD SINCE NOVEMBER 13TH — A NUMBER THE COMPANY HAS TO THIS POINT KEPT CLOSE TO THE VEST. IT’S A FAR CRY FROM THE REPORTED TWO MILLION ORDERS TESLA HAS RECEIVED TO DATE FOR ITS HYPED PICKUP.

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