Tesla issues recall for Cybertruck due to malfunctioning wiper motor and loose trim


Tesla has issued two separate recalls for nearly every unit of the 2024 Cybertruck, impacting a total of 11,688 vehicles. The recalls were disclosed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and target a faulty windshield wiper motor as well as a loose trim piece in the bed of the truck. These recalls mark the third and fourth instances of Cybertruck recalls since the vehicle was introduced to the market late last year.

**Recall of the Cybertruck’s Windshield Wiper Motor**

The first recall involves the motor powering the front windshield wiper of the Cybertruck. The unique design of the Cybertruck includes a single long wiper that measures approximately 4 feet long, unlike traditional vehicles that have two smaller wipers. The motor may fail due to “electrical overstress to the gate driver component,” which was caused by excessive current used during testing by the supplier of the wiper motor. Tesla plans to replace the faulty motors in the 11,688 Cybertrucks affected by this recall at Tesla stores and service centers free of charge. Owners will receive notification and instructions by mail starting on August 18.

**Recall for Loose Bed Trim**

The second recall targets a loose trim piece on the bed frame of the Cybertruck. The “sail applique” located on either side of the bed frame rail can become detached, posing a hazard to other drivers on the road. Owners may notice a flapping noise inside the cabin or observe the trim piece coming loose. Tesla will either replace or rework the sail applique with appropriate adhesion in the 11,383 Cybertrucks affected by this recall. Owners will receive instructions on how to bring their vehicles to a service center for the necessary repairs at no cost.

**How to Obtain More Information**

For additional information regarding either of the recalls, owners of the impacted Cybertrucks can contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752 or visit Tesla’s recall portal. It is essential for owners to follow the instructions provided by Tesla to address these safety concerns promptly and ensure the continued safe operation of their vehicles.


In conclusion, Tesla’s recall of nearly every 2024 Cybertruck for a faulty windshield wiper motor and a loose bed trim piece highlights the importance of addressing potential safety hazards in vehicles. By promptly addressing these issues, Tesla aims to maintain the integrity and safety of their Cybertruck fleet. Owners should take advantage of the free repairs offered by Tesla to ensure their vehicles are in optimal condition and minimize risks on the road. Additionally, staying informed about recalls and promptly addressing any safety concerns can help enhance overall vehicle safety and performance.

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