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Tesla reportedly halts Cybertruck deliveries amid complaints over pedal

Tesla has reportedly suspended all deliveries of its Cybertruck after customers complained about a fatal flaw in the electric car’s gas pedal.

According to multiple reports on social media, including the Cybertruck Owners’ Club forum, customers of the once highly coveted stainless steel Tesla trucks are being sold messages informing them that scheduled deliveries have been canceled. He said he received it from the store.

Many of the notices reportedly stated that the latest shipments of the Cybertruck would not be available until after April 20 due to “unforeseen delays,” it was previously reported. Daily Mail.

“We asked for specific reasons to be clarified, but were ignored,” said one Cybertruck Owners Club user. forum I wrote it on Friday.

According to reports on social media, Tesla has temporarily suspended deliveries of the Cybertruck until after April 20 due to an accelerator problem that caused the pedal cover to come off. @garageklub/X
According to reports on social media, Tesla has temporarily suspended deliveries of the Cybertruck until after April 20 due to an accelerator problem that caused the pedal cover to come off. @garageklub/X

A fellow Cybertruck owner on there is no).”

“The cover could come off and get stuck behind the trim, potentially leading to multiple accidents.” X user Garage Klub said: On Sunday, a TikTok was posted showing the pedal’s cover falling apart.

“This is a classic example of cheap engineering and the cost of being too cheap and too simple… something @tesla is well known for.”

Even on TikTok, Posted on Sunday by user el.chepito1985the Cybertruck’s new owner claimed that the pedal cover slid forward, forcing the accelerator to the floor and causing the Tesla to reach top speed.

In a subsequent post, Garage Club noted that the March 4 crash in which a Cybertruck crashed into the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel sign “appears to be the result of this accident.” [accelerator pedal] problem. “

Tesla reported earlier this month that it delivered 386,810 vehicles globally in the first three months of 2024, down more than 9% from 422,875 vehicle sales in the first quarter of last year. . DPA/Photo Alliance (via Getty Images)

However, officers with the Beverly Hills Police Department have not yet determined the cause of the 2 a.m. crash.

“This is another round of scrutiny for Mr. Musk and Mr. Tesla, and as long as the company weathers the Category 5 demand storm, there will be yet another year of horror shows,” said a managing director at Wedbush Securities, a New York company. director Dan Ives told the Post.

Referring to Tesla’s recent woes, Ives added, “I believe Musk is at a crossroads to turn this growth story around,” or dark days lie ahead. .

Last week, the Cybertruck Owners Club was flooded with other stories about electric truck failures. The futuristic vehicle, which retails for $80,000, was introduced in December not long after.

in thread “Worst Delivery of My Life (Truck Died in 5 Minutes),” a Southern California owner said after spinning out his truck on the day it was delivered last month. The truck started flashing red and stopped off the highway. The truck is currently dead and waiting for a tow truck.

Tesla announced this week that it will cut its approximately 140,000 employees worldwide by more than 10%. AFP (via Getty Images)

“The dealer couldn’t get me to do anything. It was great for 5 minutes. I tried everything, restarted, but the screen went black and kept beeping,” a user wrote in the thread. Added.

Representatives for Tesla did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.

Just one day ago, Tesla announced: The company will reduce its workforce of approximately 140,000 people worldwide by more than 10%.

Musk said this was a “difficult decision” for the company, which is facing declining sales amid increasing price competition for EVs.

Monday’s layoffs were effective immediately, according to a copy of an email sent to fired employees obtained by Reuters.

The job cuts come less than two weeks after the company posted its first year-over-year decline in quarterly car deliveries since 2020.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the round of layoffs was a “difficult decision.” AFP (via Getty Images)

Tesla reported earlier this month that it delivered 386,810 vehicles globally in the first three months of 2024, down more than 9% from 422,875 vehicle sales in the first quarter of last year. . The figure was well below Wall Street’s estimate of 457,000.

The Austin, Texas-based company produced more than 433,000 vehicles for delivery in the first quarter, which means about 12% of its inventory remained unsold.

Despite the shortfall, this result was enough for Tesla to take back the world’s top EV sales position from BYD.

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