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Tesla Recalling Virtually All Cybertrucks Because Sticky Pedals Could Cause Runaway Acceleration

Tesla Recalling Virtually All Cybertrucks Because Sticky Pedals Could Cause Runaway Acceleration

Tesla on Friday ordered the recall of nearly all of its Cybertrucks because their throttle pedals could stick when fully depressed, leading to potential runaway acceleration. The recall comes about three weeks after the automaker first received notice of the defect which, so far, has not been blamed for any crashes.

Whether Stuck in Sand or Snow or Driving Into Walls, Owners are Wrecking Cybertruck’s Image

Whether Stuck in Sand or Snow or Driving Into Walls, Owners are Wrecking Cybertruck’s Image

When Elon Musk handed over the keys to the first Cybertruck last November he boasted that the electric pickup featured “the finest in apocalypse technology.” The Tesla CEO even played a video showing bullets bouncing off the truck’s stainless steel skin. But a series of recent social media posts raise serious questions about the truck’s actual capabilities — or at least the skills of its early owners who’ve gotten stuck in sand and snow and even driven into a wall at the Beverly Hills Hotel, knocking off a wheel in the process. Read all about it at Headlight.News.

Used Tesla Cybertruck Sells for $244,000

Used Tesla Cybertruck Sells for $244,000

It’s anyone’s guess how well the Tesla Cybertruck will do long-term. Even CEO Elon Musk has sent mixed signals about the stainless steel-bodied electric pickup. But, with production ramping up a painfully slow rate, it appears that some of those who truly want the EV will pay a substantial premium to get one – even a used one, with a brief auction resulting in one customer shelling out more than double the sticker price.

Some Owners Report Their Brand New Cybertrucks Are Rusting

Some Owners Report Their Brand New Cybertrucks Are Rusting

When Tesla delivered its first Cybertruck during a livestreamed event last November, CEO Elon Musk made a point of talking about just how tough and “literally bulletproof” the electric pickup is, even showing a video of it being raked by gunfire. Rust, however, may be Cybertruck’s Achilles Heel. Reports by some members on Cybertruck owner forums indicate the panels on their trucks have begun showing corrosion. The extent of the problem is uncertain, as is the cause. But, if it proves to be more than a rare fluke it could cause serious problems for Tesla, as Headlight.News reports.

Tesla Cybertruck Doesn’t Live Up to its Hype, Tests Show

Tesla Cybertruck Doesn’t Live Up to its Hype, Tests Show

Faster than a speeding bullet … (okay, faster than a Porsche 911) … able to stop speeding bullets and then tow trailers with minimal range loss. When Tesla CEO Elon Musk handed over the keys to the first production Cybertruck last November, he made lots of jaw-dropping claims about the safety, performance and range of the all-electric pickup. But can it live up to the hype? Maybe not, according to some recent reports. More from Headlight.News.

Tesla Recalling Virtually All Cybertrucks Because Sticky Pedals Could Cause Runaway Acceleration

Tesla Cybertruck Crash Videos Set Off Alarms Among Safety Experts

During a live-streamed event marking the first deliveries of the Tesla Cybertruck on Nov. 30, CEO Elon Musk played off a video showing the electric truck crashing into a barrier at 35 mph. “If you’re ever in an argument with another car you will win,” Musk said, triggering cheers from the audience. But safety experts aren’t quite ready to celebrate. Despite — or perhaps because of — Cybertruck’s stiff stainless steel body panels, questions are being raised about what it could do to pedestrians, bicyclists and other vehicles — and whether it can actually protect its own passengers.

Tesla Cybertruck a Bust? “We Dug Our Own Grave,” Says Musk

Tesla Cybertruck a Bust? “We Dug Our Own Grave,” Says Musk

Within a week of its 2019 launch, Tesla claimed to have logged 250,000 advance reservations for the Cybertruck, and CEO Musk claims the number is now up to 1 million. Yet, even with the all-electric pickup finally in production, it very well could turn into a bust, CEO Elon Musk telling investors and analysts “We dug our own grave with the Cybertruck.”

Ford Cuts Shift as F-150 Lightning Sales “Tank”

Ford Cuts Shift as F-150 Lightning Sales “Tank”

Ford dropped a shift at the Dearborn, Michigan plant assembling its all-electric F-150 Lightning. The automaker blamed “multiple constraints,” for the move, but the UAW says the production cut comes as sales “have tanked.” If anything, Ford had expected a growing surge in demand as it prepares a major expansion of capacity at its Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.