The Tesla Cybertruck has been recalled in the US due to a fault that could see its accelerator pedal become stuck.

    Tesla filed its recall notice with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) late last week, with 3878 Cybertrucks requiring repairs to fix a faulty accelerator pedal cover.

    As reported last week, a stop-sale was issued for the Tesla Cybertruck following multiple reports from owners who experienced the accelerator pedal cover coming loose.

    In some instances, this could cause the pedal to become jammed after it had been engaged, increasing the risk of a crash as drivers would be caught unaware of the electric pickup not slowing down.

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    If a Cybertruck driver experiences a stuck accelerator pedal, they can press the brake to override the power. However once the brakes are disengaged, the electric motors will return to delivering the power requested by the throttle position.

    While unintended acceleration is dangerous regardless of the vehicle, the Cybertruck has up to 630kW of power in tri-motor Cyberbeast guise, and can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 2.7 seconds despite tipping the scales at 3107kg.

    A Cybertruck recall bulletin shows the pedal cover will be secured by Tesla technicians installing a rivet towards the bottom of the pedal, hopefully preventing it from sliding up again.

    It’s one of the few instances where Tesla vehicles have been recalled for a physical defect, with a majority of the brand’s faults previously requiring over-the-air (OTA) updates to be resolved.

    The Tesla Cybertruck isn’t sold in Australia as it’s exclusively built in left-hand drive, making it illegal to register and be used on local roads.

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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