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Tesla Cybertruck Engine Update Appears to Be a Stealth Recall

Tesla Cybertruck Engine Update Appears to Be a Stealth Recall

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Tesla is replacing one of its electric motors Cyber ​​Truck less than a year on the road. Although the Elon Musk-led manufacturer says the new drivetrain is more efficient and reliable, it’s not a typical upgrade for trucks that haven’t even been released yet assembly line. Tesla is contacting owners of delivered Cybertrucks and directing them to a service center where the engines will be replaced free of charge.

Tesla promises that driving its truck with the old drive unit installed is not dangerous. Engine1 reports. The manufacturer has not informed owners which engine in the dual-motor vehicle will be replaced. Tesla releases software updates for its vehicles and enables advertised features long after models are released, such as: Fully Autonomous Driving Beta. However, hardware updates are very unusual, with automakers often waiting until the next model year to implement a similar update if it’s purely for performance.

Despite Tesla’s statement to owners, this feels like just a recall. There are too many issues It appeared with the Cybertruck A possible problem with the drive unit cannot be completely ruled out. The two most significant recalls for the pickup to date gas pedal and the windshield wiper motor. The soap left from its installation caused the pedal pad to slip and the pedal became stuck in the footwell. For the wiper motor, this would simply fail due to overvoltage.

It’s truly amazing how many people would happily purchase an unfinished $100,000 electric pickup truck to effectively service it. Guinea pigs for Tesla to fix bugs for later buyers.

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