Cybertruck owners say deliveries halted over bad accelerator pedal

Over the last few days, Tesla has delayed some Cybertruck deliveries. The company hasn’t specified why or even publicly commented on the delays, but commenters in the Cybertruck Owners Club forum have reported receiving texts or calls telling them their deliveries were being rescheduled.

One user said they’d been told by their dealer that the truck was recalled over its accelerator pedal. Another claimed Tesla sent them a text saying it’s not scheduling deliveries at the moment for the same reason. Several others reported receiving texts about issues with “the preparation of your vehicle.”

An Elon Musk fan account called @WholeMarsBlog posted on X that deliveries have been halted for seven days, but that hasn’t been confirmed, and Tesla did not respond to The Verge’s email. (The company disbanded its PR department years ago and doesn’t typically respond to reporter questions.)

The issue itself may be that the accelerator pedal is prone to getting stuck. A Cybertruck owner posted a video to TikTok showing how their accelerator pedal cover got stuck and “held the accelerator down 100 percent, full throttle.” They said pressing the brake stopped the truck from continuing to accelerate, but if they let up, it would start going again. That’s not a great situation for any truck, let alone one that weighs almost 7,000 pounds and can hit 60mph from a dead stop in less than three seconds.

Another user wrote in the Cybertruck Owners Club forum at the beginning of April that their truck accelerated into a signal pole, apparently on its own, and that neither the brake pedal nor the airbags worked.


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