The recall of the Tessa e-truck due to a faulty throttle adds to the pile of bad news for Elon Musk

Tesla recalls all 3,878 2024 vehicles Electronic trucks It was sold so far after it was discovered that the accelerator pedal could become stuck, which could cause the car to accelerate unintentionally and increase the risk of an accident.

The accelerator pedal pad may come off and become trapped in the interior trim, according to a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall includes 2024 model year Cybertrucks manufactured between November 13, 2023 and April 4, 2024, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

It's one of a few recalls from Tesla, which earlier this year recalled nearly every car sold in the U.S. after finding that dashboard warning lights were too small. Last December, Tesla recalled two million cars equipped with the Autopilot feature after the driver monitoring feature was deemed ineffective. And unlike the Cybertruck pedals, these recalls can be done through a software update that doesn't require Tesla owners to bring the car to a dealer.

As of Monday, Tesla was not aware of any crashes, injuries or deaths related to the pedal issue, the NHTSA said. Production Cybertrucks will be equipped with a new throttle component by Wednesday of this week, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Tesla, headed by billionaire Elon Musk, said it will replace or repair the throttle assembly for free. Owners can contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's recall number is SB-24-33-003. Notification letters are expected to be mailed to vehicle owners in June.

The recall is the latest in a string of bad news for the leading U.S. electric car maker. Tesla's market value has fallen by about two-thirds since its peak in November 2021. The Cybertruck It has been delayed by two years from its original schedule, with the first dozen or so of the future pickup trucks to be delivered to customers in November 2023. Uncertainty remains about when full-scale production could begin.

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Musk addressed the difficulties facing mass production of the future Cybertruck, saying during the company's third-quarter conference call in October that “we dug our own grave with the Cybertruck.” The company does not expect to reach 250,000 annual deliveries until sometime next year.

Last quarter, Tesla saw its first year-over-year sales decline since the pandemic. This year it announced tens of thousands of layoffs and floated a planned low-cost electric car shutdown, although Musk denied the latest report. However, the company's seemingly erratic plans have alarmed investors, who this week flocked to an open question-and-answer platform to ask about Musk's priorities.

Meanwhile, Tesla's board of directors has asked shareholders to return a multibillion-dollar pay package for Musk that was rejected by a Delaware judge earlier this year. Approving Musk's bonus, now worth $45 billion, is “a matter of fundamental fairness and respect for our CEO.” Robin Denholm said Investors.

– With preparation by Amanda Gerot and Irina Ivanova.

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