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Tesla Recalls Cybertrucks Again for Issues With Wiper Blades and Loose Trim

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Tesla, the electric vehicle (EV) pioneer, has issued yet another recall for its distinctive Cybertruck. This marks the fourth recall in the vehicle’s short history, affecting thousands of owners. Let’s dive into the details.

The Issues: Wiper Blades and Loose Trim

The latest recall involves two separate issues plaguing the Cybertruck. First, there’s a faulty motor for the windshield wiper blades. Imagine driving in the rain, only to find your wipers suddenly refusing to cooperate. Not ideal, right? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) explains that “excessive electrical current can cause the front windshield wiper motor controller to die.” Not exactly what you want when visibility is crucial.

The second issue centers around loose trim pieces. These trim pieces, like rebellious puzzle pieces, may decide to detach from the vehicle while you’re cruising down the road. Not only is this an annoyance, but it also poses a safety hazard for other motorists. Imagine a rogue trim piece bouncing along the highway—definitely not part of the Cybertruck experience Tesla had in mind.

Recall Details

So, how many Cybertrucks are affected? Brace yourself: nearly every model. Specifically:

  • Windshield Wiper Issue: A whopping 11,688 Cybertrucks manufactured between November 13, 2023, and June 6, 2024, fall under this recall.
  • Truck Bed Applique Issue: Another 11,363 Cybertrucks made between November 13, 2023, and May 26, 2024, are part of this recall.

In other words, if you’re a proud Cybertruck owner, chances are your vehicle is involved. Owners should keep an eye out for a letter arriving in their mailboxes on or before August 18, 2024, notifying them of the recall.

Customer Frustrations

This isn’t the first hiccup for the Cybertruck. Earlier recalls addressed a faulty accelerator pedal and an incorrect font size issue on warning lights. Customers have been vocal about their experiences, with some posting videos of malfunctioning wipers during rainstorms. One member of the Cybertruck Owners Club forums reported wiper blades failing within minutes of receiving a brand-new truck. Clearly, Tesla has some kinks to work out.

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