4,000 People Likely Upset Over Cybertruck’s Newest Recall

Photo of Cybertruck provided by Tesla

Navigating the Cybertruck Issues

Ever since since Telsa showed off its Cybertruck in November, everyone’s been talking about it.  But not all the talk has been good.  This fancy truck was supposed to be a big deal, but it’s been running into its share of problems.  

We have been hearing a lot of stories about the Cybertruck having a tough time, such as a tourist on Nantucket Island getting their truck stuck in sand and needing a tow truck for rescue. The culprit? Neglecting to adjust the tire pressure for driving off-road. It’s important to know your truck well before you take it on rough terrain.

Cybertruck stuck in sand as reported by Nantucket Current

But it’s not just sand causing issues. People are saying the Cybertruck gets stuck in snow, struggles on steep hills, and even has technical problems. And there are complaints about rust spots, gaps in the doors, and sensors not working right. It’s been a rough ride, to say the least.

And there’s one more thing making people worry about the Cybertruck—it’s heavy. Really heavy. About 1,000 pounds heavier than regular gas-powered trucks. That extra weight makes a big difference, especially on soft surfaces like sand.

Elon Musk admits it’s been tough to make enough Cybertrucks. And Tesla’s stock price has gone down since it was revealed. Making cool ideas real isn’t always easy.

The recall offered a rare glimpse into Tesla’s sales figures, as it encompassed all the trucks sold since the vehicle’s launch in November. Nearly 4,000 Cybertrucks were recalled due to a glitch in the accelerator, raising concerns about safety.

To put this into perspective, while the number of recalled trucks might not seem staggering, it places Tesla as a formidable player in the electric truck market. For instance, Ford reported selling 7,743 of its F-150 Lightning electric trucks in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2024, while General Motors sold 1,688 Hummer EVs domestically.

Elon Musk has been vocal about the truck playing a significant role in Tesla’s future. He anticipates producing around a quarter of a million trucks annually, with potential for even higher numbers depending on demand. Analysts, however, view the recall as another hit to Tesla’s reputation, amidst concerns about Musk’s management style and the company’s broader challenges.

While the stumble of the Cybertruck may have dented Tesla’s image, it’s just one piece of a larger puzzle. Analysts point to various internal and external factors, including competition from Chinese automakers and market dynamics, as broader challenges for Tesla to navigate.

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