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Tesla is recalling nearly 4,000 Cybertrucks over a fault that could cause the accelerator to jam open

Elon Musk at Tesla Cybertruck delivery event
Elon Musk at Tesla's Cybertruck delivery event in November.Tesla
  • Tesla is voluntarily recalling almost 4,000 Cybertrucks, the NHTSA said.

  • A report said the vehicles have a fault with their accelerators that could cause the pedal to jam.

  • Tesla is not aware of any collisions, injuries, or deaths related to the fault.

Tesla is voluntarily recalling almost 4,000 Cybertrucks over an issue with the vehicle's accelerator, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

The recall covers all Cybertruck vehicles made between November 13 and April 4, which the NHTSA says comprises about 3,878 vehicles.

The recall affects essentially every Cybertruck shipped to customers since launch, The Verge reported.

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"When high force is applied to the pad on the accelerator pedal, the pad may dislodge, which may cause the pedal to become trapped in the interior trim above the pedal," the NHTSA recall report said, noting that this could increase the risk of a collision.

The report said the fault occurred because of an "unapproved change" to the vehicle's production in which soap had been added to the component assembly. Residual soap "reduced the retention of the pad to the pedal," it said.

The NHTSA said Tesla first received an alert from a customer about the fault on March 31. After conducting an assessment, the company decided on April 12 to voluntarily recall the vehicles.

The report said Tesla will fix or replace the accelerator-pedal assembly on the recalled Cybertrucks at no charge to the customer. Cybertrucks at delivery centers will also be fixed for free.

As of Monday, the report said Tesla was not aware of any collisions, injuries, or deaths related to the fault. "We are just being very cautious," CEO Elon Musk posted on X on Wednesday.

Earlier this month, the owner of a Cybertruck said in a viral TikTok that part of his accelerator pedal came loose while he was driving and got stuck on "full throttle."

The first Cybertrucks were delivered to customers in November after a series of delays.

Are you affected by the Cybertruck recall? Email this reporter at gdean@insider.com.

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