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Recalls of Tesla Cybertrucks underway for trunk bed trim, windshield wiper issues

The Tesla Cybertruck has issued two separate recalls for issues that could affect the trunk bed trim and windshield wipers.

Elon Musk’s electric car maker Recall Reporting The company notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that approximately 11,400 Cybertrucks may have a decorative trim part in the trunk bed that “may become loose or detach from the vehicle.”

Meanwhile, approximately 11,700 Cybertrucks may experience a windshield wiper motor controller failure due to “excessive current.” according to Another NHTSA recall report.

The Tesla Cybertruck tours the Elkhorn Battery Energy Storage System in Moss Landing, California, USA, Monday, June 6, 2022. PG&E and Tesla built the 182.5-megawatt battery energy storage project at the Moss Landing utility facility. (Nick Cooley/Bloomberg via Getty Images/Getty Images)

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According to the NHTSA document, each of the issues that could affect the Cybertruck poses a safety risk.

“If the applique detaches from the vehicle while driving, it may present a road hazard to following drivers, increasing the risk of injury or a collision,” one Tesla recall report states.

Another said inoperable wipers could reduce visibility and increase the risk of a collision.

According to Tesla’s recall report, the trunk bed trim issue came to Tesla’s attention in late December, while the issues with the windshield wipers began in February.

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The Tesla corporate logo is displayed in front of a Tesla store in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California on April 10, 2023. (Gary Hirschhorn/Getty Images/Getty Images)

So far, there have been no fatalities or accidents in either case.

Affected Cybertruck customers can have Tesla address the issue for free.

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In the case of the trunk-bed trim applique, Tesla will “replace or rework” the part so it doesn’t come loose, the EV maker said. The fix for the windshield wiper issue will be a replacement.

Recall notices will be sent out to affected Cybertruck customers in August.

The recall comes about seven months after the Cybertruck first hit the market and officially joined Tesla’s electric vehicle lineup at the end of November. The EV maker unveiled the truck in 2019.

Tesla Cybertruck at a Tesla store

The Tesla Cybertruck at a Tesla store in San Jose, California, USA, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023. The first Cybertruck customers are expected to receive their vehicles at a launch event this week at Tesla’s Austin headquarters. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images/Getty Images)

Lars Moravi, Tesla’s vice president of vehicle engineering, told analysts and investors in late April that the electric vehicle maker was continuing to ramp up production and was building 1,000 Cybertrucks per week “just a few weeks ago.”

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“Of course, it’s all about volume,” he said, “which drives up costs, so although costs are coming down, there are still many challenges to scaling up production, including a lot of new technology and supplier limitations. We will continue to scale up production this year and keep our focus on cost efficiency and quality.”

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Tesla’s total EV production in the first quarter reached approximately 433,400 units.

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