Recalls 11,383 Cybertruck Pickups Due to Loose Sail Applique

Improper Adhesion of Trunk Bed Trim Creates Potential Road Hazard...

2024 Tesla Cybertruck Cyberbeast. (Tesla).

Tesla, Inc. is recalling approximately 11,383 units of its 2024 Cybertruck pickups. The trunk bed trim sail applique could have been improperly adhered and can loosen.

A loose applique can detach from the vehicle, creating a road hazard for motorists who follow it and increasing the risk of a crash.

2024 Tesla Cybertruck Cyberbeast. (Tesla).

Recall Chronology –

  • On December 28, 2023, an undelivered Cybertruck with a single missing applique arrived at a Tesla delivery center after being transported on a vehicle hauler.
  • From late December 2023 to early January 2024, Tesla engineers at Giga Factory Texas investigated the issue and optimized the install location, tooling, and inspection station to improve adhesion controls.
  • Between January 2024 and May 10, 2024, Tesla continued to monitor the vehicle fleet. No additional occurrences were identified, warranting no further investigation.
  • On May 11, 2024, Tesla identified a second occurrence, this time on a customer vehicle.
  • From May 11 through May 29, 2024, Tesla investigated the incident and determined that the applique had delaminated from the supplier-controlled adhesion interface due to the applique or adhesion not being installed according to specification.
  • From May 11 through June 11, 2024, Tesla surveyed and assessed the retention of sail appliques on vehicles in the field and found additional instances of loose or detached appliques due to improper installation of the applique or adhesive.
  • On June 12, 2024, Tesla made a determination to voluntarily recall the affected vehicles.
  • As of June 12, 2024, Tesla is not aware of any collisions, injuries, or deaths relating to this condition.
2024 Tesla Cybertruck Cyberbeast. (Tesla).

Tesla service will apply adhesion promoter and pressure-sensitive tape or replace missing applique as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on August 18, 2024. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-24-12-006.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or visit