Headline RoundupApril 19th, 2024

Tesla Recalls All Cybertrucks

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Tesla recalled about 3,900 Cybertrucks in a filing on Friday, due to faulty accelerator pedals that may dislodge and stick to the ground. Deliveries were halted last week, but current owners of the vehicle will not receive notification letters until June, according to the company. 

The Details: Earlier this week, Tesla claimed that no known injuries or collisions had been caused by the faulty pedals, which would be fixed or replaced at no cost to owners. The issue occurred because, “an unapproved change introduced lubricant (soap) to aid in the component assembly of the pad onto the accelerator pedal. Residual lubricant reduced the retention of the pad to the pedal,” according to the NHTSA. 

For Context: Since January, Tesla has recalled about 2.39 million vehicles, including 2.2 million that contained brake warning system font sizes in violation of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. In addition, Tesla laid off over 10% of its workforce this week; this was three days after Cybertrucks were first voluntarily recalled on April 12, according to the filing. The layoff was authorized to reduce costs for the company’s “next phase of growth,” in spite of declining electric vehicle deliveries in Q1 2024, according to CEO Elon Musk.  

How the Media Covered It: Coverage was similar across the spectrum but more prevalent in left-rated outlets.

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