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The Sharp Corner Piece on My Cybertruck Door Slashed My Leg Open, and I Needed Stitches – I Still Love my Tesla Cybertruck, But It’s Sharp & Dangerous

Be careful when closing your Cybertruck door! I parked on an incline and exited the truck. As I closed the door, I clipped the very corner against my leg. When I got home, my wife said I needed stitches, so I did. I still love the truck.

The Cybertruck is unlike any vehicle out on the road. Rather than curves and smooth edges, the Cybertruck is entirely made out of angles and pointy edges.

Add to this the fact that the Cybertruck’s exterior is made of ultra-strong 30X cold-rolled stainless steel exoskeleton, and we have a unique product in our hands.

In reality, the Cybertruck’s stainless steel exoskeleton is so durable and thick that it’s bulletproof for a handgun.

The Cybertruck and Elon Musk, the brainchild behind the truck’s material choice, have sparked a wide range of reactions, from high praise to sharp criticism.

Cybertruck detractors have criticized the truck’s low polygonal design, have disseminated unfounded claims about premature Cybertruck rusting issues, and have pointed out the dangers of the automatic opening and closing powered Cybertruck frunk.

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On the other hand, Cybertruck enthusiasts have characterized the truck as unique, durable, daring, and overall a breath of fresh air that is a welcome change from the stale monotony of conventional truck designs.

Under the hood, the Cybertruck comes with several exciting technologies, including steer-by-wire, 48-volt low voltage architecture, 800-volt high voltage architecture, Ethernet Loop wiring that interconnects every part of the vehicle, rear-wheel steering, 4680 cells, structural pack, and many more exciting features.

All these breakthroughs can stand alone to create excitement about a vehicle. However, if we are honest, the Cybertruck garners this level of attention because of its design, which is dictated by the choice of stainless steel as the exterior material.

The unconventional choice to give the Cybertruck a stainless steel exterior has propelled it into the cultural zeitgeist. However, when trying something brand new, there also come unforeseen problems.

The Cybertruck’s thick, ultra-durable stainless steel panels can not be stamped into complex curves. That is why the Cybertruck has a low polygonal design.

The Cybertruck’s low polygonal aesthetics have been a source of controversy; however, an unforeseen problem that has arisen due to this design is the truck’s sharp edges.

By now, I’m sure you have seen reports showcasing the dangers of the Cybertruck’s powered frunk. The closing force of the powered frunk coupled with the Cybertruck’s sharp stainless steel edges means harm to anyone unlucky enough to be caught in the middle.

Several demonstrations have showcased the type of harm the Cybertruck’s powered frunk can cause to various body parts, including showing the truck snapping in half even hard fruits such as carrots.

Tesla has recently sent out an over-the-air update to the Cybertruck fleet that improves the sensitivity of the powered frunk to objects in the way.

One important point to note here is that even though Tesla has improved the sensitivity of the Cybertruck’s powered frunk, with every additional unsuccessful frunk closing attempt, the Cybertruck increases the frunk closing force.

This means if you are going to do a demonstration showcasing the sensitivity of the powered frunk or if you have tried to close the frunk multiple times, know that the Cybertruck increases the closing force every time you do so.

This is the main danger point when it comes to the Cybertruck. However, the Cybertruck’s pointy stainless steel exoskeleton appears to also be dangerous in other ways.

Unfortunately, a new Cybertruck owner had to learn this the hard way. According to a post published on a Cybertruck forum and reshared on X, the sharp edges of the Cybertruck door have caused serious damage to its owner.

Describing the incident, the Cybertruck owner shares… 

Be careful when closing your Cybertruck door! 

I parked on an incline and exited the truck. As I closed the door, I managed to clip the very corner of the door against my leg. When I got home, the wife said I needed to get stitches, so I did.

I’m clumsy, so this is 100% my fault.

I still love the truck.

After a small description of the incident, the Cybertruck owner shared pictures of the damage to his leg. Unfortunately, the cut is gruesome and very deep, and we have chosen not to include it in the article; however, if you have the stomach for it, you can see the cut by following the link above.

Luckily, although painful, the cut doesn’t appear to have caused any permanent harm; however, the depth of the cut could easily cause a permanent scar.

The Cybertruck owner doesn’t appear too shaken up and blames himself for the accident; however, the thick stainless steel plates coupled with hard point edges mean the Cybertruck is dangerous in new ways never before experienced in other vehicles.

Another thing to note here is that the pointy edge on the door for this Cybertruck owner meant a wound on the legs; however, for little children, the Cybertruck door, especially if in a high suspension setting, can cause harm to the head, eyes or neck inflicting significant and perhaps permanent damage.

I advise Cybertruck owners with little children to be careful around the truck and to instruct their children to do the same.

To mitigate the dangers caused by the Cybertruck’s sharp edges, whenever there is a seam where two stainless steel panels meet, Tesla says both edges get curved inwards so that the sharp ends point towards the vehicle body.

However, the endpoint at the edge of the door can not permanently be joined with another panel to hide the sharp bits, which means this is a specially dangerous area on the Cybertruck.

Currently, it doesn’t appear that Tesla could do much to mitigate these kinds of issues from occurring in the future short of educating customers to be careful. However, we’ll keep you posted if Tesla rolls out any solution to current Cybertruck customers or changes the vehicle’s design to avoid similar issues in future Cybertrucks.

Until then, visit our site,, regularly for the latest updates.

So, what do you think? Are you surprised to see the Cybertruck door causing such a deep wound? Do you think the vehicle is safe for children? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below by clicking the red “Add new comment” button.

Image: Screenshot from Top Gear YouTube channel

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Tinsae Aregay has been following Tesla and the evolution of the EV space daily for several years. He covers everything about Tesla, from the cars to Elon Musk, the energy business, and autonomy. Follow Tinsae on Twitter at @TinsaeAregay for daily Tesla news.