Tesla Cybertruck Deliveries Have Been Delayed

An already bad month for Tesla may have just gotten even worse.

The EV maker has temporarily halted deliveries of the much-hyped Cybertruck, reports ArsTechnica. It’s unclear what the reason for is for the delay, but speculation is that it may have something to do with a faulty accelerator pedal.

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Last Friday, a thread was started on the Cybertruck Owners Club forum stating that Tesla had begun canceling deliveries of the in-demand battery-powered pickup. Several users who were preparing to take possession of the EV—from states as spread out as California, North Carolina, and Texas—all reported being informed by the automaker that their delivery was being delayed with only the vaguest of explanations, if any.

Tesla Cybertruck
Tesla Cybertruck

“Well …13 hrs before scheduled delivery time and just got notified it’s been canceled due to an ‘unexpected delay,’ Weird because my truck was at the delivery location since yesterday,” one user wrote. “I asked for clarity as to the specific reason and have been ignored. Lovely.”

Four days later, Tesla has yet to officially announce an official stop sale order or recall and hasn’t publicly commented on the matter. The company did not respond to a request for comment by Robb Report on Tuesday, although it has rarely responded to the press since disbanding its media relations department in 2020.

Unsurprisingly, the lack of any official communication has led to speculation about the matter. Although some affected Cybertruck Owners Club users said they were not given a reason for the delay, others claimed they were told it had to do with the vehicle’s accelerator pedal, according to The Verge. Then over the weekend, a Cybertruck owner posted a video to TikTok in which they claimed that the cover of his accelerator had become loose causing the pedal to become stuck on the floor of the interior (echoing a forum post from earlier in the month). They said they were only able to slow the vehicle by pressing the brakes and shifting it into park. That video was followed by an X post from Tesla superfan @WholeMarsBlog who claimed that deliveries were being stopped for seven days “due to an issue with the accelerator pedal.”

Whatever the reason, it’s another lowlight in a month filled with them. At the beginning of April, Tesla announced that sales had decreased for the first time since 2020. On Monday, it came out that the company was planning to lay off 10 percent of its global workforce. If all that wasn’t bad enough, Tesla’s share price has fallen by 30 percent since the start of the year, while its stock has been one of the worst performers on both the Nasdaq 100 Index and S&P 500 indexes.

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