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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Tesla is recalling almost 4,000 of its flagship Cybertrucks to fix a potentially dangerous fault with their accelerators' pedals.



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Lmao. What a hilarious hunk of ---- this car is. I appreciate the comedy as long as nobody gets killed.

Thank you Elon. Masterful gambit, sir.

#1 | Posted by JOE at 2024-04-19 01:16 PM | Reply

The guy who designed the Aztek wants his check.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-04-21 12:36 PM | Reply

The video where the guy was attempting to get his detached pedal cover to get stuck in the trim and hold the accelerator down was not very convincing.

But the risk was pretty clear.

I still haven't seen one of these on the road. They look so stupid. I want to see one jacked up and with Trump flags in the back. With a firebox from an old steam engine attached so it can Roll Coal.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2024-04-21 12:53 PM | Reply

Saw one of these in person yesterday.

They're far more hideous than I thought they would be.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2024-04-21 02:45 PM | Reply

Tangently related...

Tesla Cybertruck No Match For Car Wash

... After just a couple of months and a few thousand miles of ownership, Tik Tok user's Tesla Cybertruck was effectively a several-thousand-pound paperweight for several hours. After taking his truck to the beach and stopping off at a car wash to clean it up, he parked the truck in his garage, where it decided to just stop working for a while. The screen, which runs all functions of the truck, went black, and wouldn't respond at all, even after performing the factory prescribed reboot procedure. Not great.

After filing a ticket with Tesla to get the truck rebooted, the Cybertrucker went to bed and woke up the next morning to a mostly functional truck. A call with Tesla confirmed that the truck had needed a complete reboot which took over five hours of sitting to complete. ...

Interestingly the user doesn't mention whether Tesla was able to offer any insight as to why the truck decided to stop working, if it was caused by the car wash or something else entirely. The Cybertruck's owners manual does caution against ever washing the truck in direct sunlight, and there is a section expressly mentioning that the truck has to be switched into "Car Wash Mode" before washing to avoid damage to parts of the vehicle. ...

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-04-21 03:06 PM | Reply

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