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Tesla Resumes Cybertruck Deliveries After Placing a Single Rivet On the Loose Cybertruck Accelerator Pedal that Can Leave The Truck Stuck at 100% Power – Over 900 Cybertrucks Seen Piled Up at Giga Texas in the Meantime

Tesla has resumed Cybertruck deliveries after running a single rivet through the Cybertruck accelerator pedal that can come loose & leave your truck stuck at full power. The solution has been rolled out to the over 900 Cybertrucks piled up at Giga Texas.

A few days ago, we reported seeing over 600 Cybertrucks piled up at Giga Texas. At the time, we did not have much information regarding the unusually high number of Cybertrucks.

We had early hints that Tesla had halted Cybertruck deliveries due to an issue with the truck’s accelerator pedal cover, but that was the extent of what we knew.

At the time, the problem seemed minor since it only involved the Cybertruck’s accelerator pedal rubber cover becoming detached.

However, the next day, a video of this exact failure case and how it could affect the truck was shared online, and it turned out to be a much more scary defect than we had originally anticipated.

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In the face of it, the accelerator pedal cover becoming detached does not seem like a big deal. However, the issue is that once the cover gets detached, it can get stuck in a little crevice in the foot well.

This can keep the Cybertruck’s accelerator pedal fully pressed even after you lift your foot off the pedal.

With the two Cybertruck variants having over 600 and 800 horsepower, I do not have to tell you the problem the accelerator pedal getting stuck at the fully depressed position will cause.

Despite the seemingly serious nature of the problem, Tesla did not publicly comment about the Cybertruck accelerator pedal issue, nor did the company officially admit to stopping Cybertruck deliveries.

However, the halt in Cybertruck deliveries was confirmed by Tesla employees at showrooms and prospective Cybertruck customers who had their deliveries postponed due to an “unexpected issue.”

The biggest telltale sign that Tesla has stopped Cybertruck deliveries came from drone flyovers of Tesla’s Texas factory where the Cybertruck is produced.


In the beginning, I mentioned that over 600 Cybertrucks were spotted at Giga Texas; however, after a few days, this number increased to over 900 trucks stored at the Texas facility.

As you can see in Brad Sloan’s and Joe Tegtmeyer’s Giga Texas drone flyover videos, seeing so many Cybertrucks parked together is surreal.

However, with Giga Texas being overrun with Cybertrucks, people started to worry that Tesla might have found the Cybertruck accelerator pedal issue too complicated to solve.

People with Cybertruck orders were starting to get restless, wondering when they would get their trucks.

However, fear not. Tesla has found a simple solution, implemented it, and, as of today, resumed Cybertruck deliveries.

During Brad Sloan's latest Giga Texas drone flyover, we can see that the number of Cybertrucks stored at the Texas facility has started to come down.

The video shows that not only has the number of Cybertrucks at Giga Texas significantly decreased, but a semi-trailer can be seen carrying multiple Cybertrucks leaving the factory.

We also see Tesla employees washing Cybertrucks stored in dusty construction sites for over a week before shipping them to Tesla showrooms.

On the delivery front, multiple individuals across the country have started to post online that they have taken delivery of their Cybertruck.

This is all good and well; however, this raises the question: what Cybertruck accelerator pedal solution did Tesla implement that allowed the company to resume Cybertruck deliveries this quickly?

I’m glad you asked. Tesla has decided to place a single rivet onto the bottom of the Cybertruck accelerator pedal. This simple solution permanently attaches the accelerator pedal cover to the Cybertruck floor.

Given the fact that the accelerator pedal issue has the potential to cause significant damage, the relatively simple solution might be underwhelming to some; however, there are two things to keep in mind.

The first is that rivets are ubiquitous in the automotive industry and are already used to hold up many vehicle parts together. In addition, unlike bolts and nuts, rivets form a permanent connection between two parts, necessitating drilling to separate riveted parts.

Second, from information gathered by individuals starting to take delivery of their trucks, it appears that Tesla is using the rivets as an interim fix. The company is already working on re-engineered accelerator pedals to avoid the issue altogether.

Currently, Tesla has yet to post a timeline for when these re-engineered Cybertruck accelerator pedals will enter production or whether they will be offered as a retrofit.

However, we’ll be sure to keep you posted when we receive more information about the issue. Until then, visit our site,, regularly for the latest updates.

So, what do you think? Are you happy to see Tesla resuming Cybertruck deliveries? Also, do you think Tesla's relatively simple solution to the Cybertruck accelerator pedal is enough to assuage your fears? Please let us know what you think in the comments below. Click on the Add New Comment red link below.

Image: Screenshot from Brad Sloan's YouTube Video

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Tinsae Aregay has been following Tesla and The evolution of the EV space on a daily basis 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.