Driver has to drive Cybertruck in reverse for 6 miles after unusual issue

Now that's a first.
  • During an off-road race in California, the Cybertruck suspension snapped
  • There was no way to fix it mid-race so the driver had to reverse to the finish line
  • Some are blaming the truck, while others are blaming the rough terrain

Published on Feb 7, 2024 at 1:22PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Feb 8, 2024 at 7:33PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Adam Gray

A Cybertruck driver encountered an unusual issue while driving his truck for the King of the Hammers off-road race in California.

There was no way to fix the truck before the finish line, so he had take drastic measures.

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While driving the truck during the King of the Hammers race, the truck driven by the Unplugged Performance team suffered a broken steering bolt on its rear suspension.

For the record, Unplugged Performance is a tuning company that specializes in Teslas.

The steering bolt issue may sound minor but it isn’t.

It actually prevented the steering wheel from staying straight, the way it should be, while driving normally.

The only way to get to the finish line was to drive in reverse, so that’s what the driver did.

While Unplugged did make a few changes to the fenders, the tires and the wheels, the suspension wasn’t touched or messed with.

Even so, as you can expect, the internet is divided.

Some are blaming the Cybertruck build quality, while others are claiming the issue was caused by the rough terrain.

The Johnson Valley OHV area, where King of the Hammers is held, is an absolute truck killer, chiefly due to its lethal combination of sand, mud and rocky terrain.

Unplugged Performance shared a detailed post on X to explain what happened.

The Cybertruck hasn’t been around for long, so there’s still a lot we don’t know about it.

The only thing we’ve learned so far, it seems, is that it really doesn’t like snow, and that it’s quite fast.

And it costs more than expected.

Production is still underway, and many soon-to-be owners will take delivery of their trucks in the coming weeks and months.

So more ‘real-world’ feedback is to be expected.

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