Tesla Cybertruck Recalled to Address Windshield Wipers, Trunk Bed Trim Issues

The Cybertruck recalls affect every unit built between the start of production last November to earlier this spring.


Tesla has issued two recalls affecting more than 11,000 Cybertruck units due to issues with the windshield wipers and improperly adhered trunk bed trim.

The first recall impacts 11,383 Cybertrucks -- every one built between Nov. 13, 2023, and May 26 -- due to an improperly adhered trunk bed trim, which could loosen and detach from the vehicle, posing a road hazard. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “The trunk bed trim sail applique could have been improperly adhered and can loosen.”

Owners are expected to get notification letters beginning Aug. 18. Tesla service will apply adhesion promoter and pressure sensitive tape or replace missing applique as necessary, free of charge.

The part was manufactured by Axiom Plastics, and Tesla has improved quality control at its Gigafactory Texas to prevent future occurrences.

The second recall involves 11,688 Cybertruck units -- every one built between Nov. 13, 2023, and June 6 -- with a potential front windshield wiper failure. The NHTSA's recall description states, “Excessive electrical current can cause the front windshield wiper motor controller to fail.” The failure can reduce visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Owners are also expected to get notification letters for this recall beginning Aug. 18. Tesla service will replace the wiper motor for free.

The faulty part was manufactured by Valeo Sistemas Electricos in Mexico. Tesla Service recovered 20 of the wiper motors for inspection in February, leading to the recall decision on June 12. Tesla has introduced a functional test using a lower current to ensure the integrity of the gate driver and prevent further issues.

The new recalls were announced about two months after Tesla initiated a previous recall for 3,878 Cybertrucks, for accelerator pedals that could become dislodged and trapped in the interior trim. The issue arose from an unapproved lubricant used during the assembly of the pedal, which compromised the pad's retention.

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