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Tesla Cybertruck driver fumes after $80,000 car starts ‘rusting’ after just 11 days
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Tesla Cybertruck driver fumes after $80,000 car starts ‘rusting’ after just 11 days

The Tesla Cybertruck's 'ultra-hard stainless-steel exoskeleton' is meant to help 'reduce dents, damage and long-term corrosion'.

Several Tesla Cybertruck owners have spoken out in concern over their vehicles 'rusting'.

With an eye-watering starting price point of $79,900, Tesla Cybertrucks are advertised as being built for 'any planet' - and being 'durable and rugged enough to go anywhere'.

It's website also states the vehicles' 'ultra-hard stainless-steel exoskeleton helps to reduce dents, damage and long-term corrosion' with repairs 'simple and quick'.

Alas, a driver has since taken to an online forum claiming that after just 11 days, their truck is already showing signs of 'corrosion'.

Several other Tesla Cybertruck owners have taken to the Cybertruck Owners Club forum to complain about their vehicles.

One user named Will said he received his 'AWD Cybertruck' on 1 February. However, just 11 days after picking up the truck, he says he 'noticed [...] corrosion was forming on the metal' outside of the vehicle.

Documenting the 'corrosion,' Will shared two images of the outside of his truck to bring to 'Tesla's attention,' noting that while he believes it's 'already on their radar' he wants it 'attended to under the warranty'.

"I made a service appointment for this morning," he continues. "The truck was taken to the back and the exterior was washed, just to verify the corrosion was not specks of dirt."

And he found out more after speaking to someone at the facility.

A Tesla Cybertruck owner has reported issues with 'corrosion' on his vehicle.
Cybertruck Owners Club/ @vertigo3pc

Will says he was told they 'have a procedure/ guidance for how to fix it' but 'they don't have the tools on hand, nor have they done this repair before'.

He says: "They documented the corrosion, and told me they'll give me a call next month when the tools have arrived and they can perform the service/repair.

"The Cybertruck has 381 miles on it, and has spent much of the 11 days in my custody parked in front of my house. Cold weather, rain, and some direct sunlight later, I attached a few photos of the corrosion spots and a video.

"Seems like it's much more prominent on the top metal that rises above the truck bed moreso than anywhere else, but the spots are definitely everywhere in the metal."

And another Cybertruck owner has also taken to the forum, claiming an advisor warned them of the 'orange rust marks' their car may develop.

Another user said they were warned 'orange rust marks' may develop on their vehicle.
Cybertruck Owners Club/ @vertigo3pc

The user said when they went to pick up their Cybertruck, the advisor 'specifically mentioned' the vehicle develops 'orange rust marks in the rain' and may need to be 'buffed out' because of this.

"I know I heard the story of never take out your Delorean in the rain but I just never read anything about rust and Cybertrucks," they said.

In the Tesla Cybertruck's manual, a page shared by another user details that owners must 'immediately remove corrosive substances (such as grease, oil, bird droppings, tree resin, dead insects, tar spots road salt, industrial fallout etc.)' to 'prevent damage to the exterior' and that 'it is normal for the stainless steel exterior to mature over time, resulting in minor changes to the reflective properties and colo[u]r of the metal'.

However, as another user points out: "Does your kitchen sink get wet? Or your pots and pans? Flatware? If it 'rusts,' it's not stainless steel."

UNILAD has contacted Tesla for comment.

Topics: Cars, Elon Musk, Money, Social Media, Tesla, World News