Tesla engineer puts Cybertruck rust claims to bed by responding to owners

Nothing to worry about - according to the expert.
  • A Tesla engineer has finally addressed rumors about Cybertruck rust
  • These, according to the engineer, aren’t rust spots – they’re something else
  • In short, a trip to the car wash is all that’s needed

Published on Feb 21, 2024 at 1:14PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Feb 21, 2024 at 7:44PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Adam Gray

A few days ago, some Cybertruck owners took to Reddit to express their concern about potential rust spots appearing on the truck.

A Tesla engineer has now decided to address these concerns.

And he has something to say.

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Wes Morrill, who has worked at Tesla for well over a decade, said images on social media of what was supposed to be rust simply showed ‘surface contamination’, which is just industry slang for ‘stains’.

He also pointed out that the pictures demonstrated that these marks were a lot smaller than they appeared, because said pictures often zoomed in on tiny stains to make them appear bigger.

Furthermore, Morrill explained that the appearance of these supposed rust spots weren’t due to the actual vehicle’s metal, but it was actually from rusted metal particles from the factory.

In other words, that’s not the Cybertruck’s rust, that’s rust from the factory or the trains that were used to transport the truck – and they’ll go away after a trip to the car wash.

Tesla developed a bespoke type of stainless steel specifically for the Cybertruck.

It is designed to reduce dents, damage, and long-term corrosion.

The Cybertruck is the first vehicle to be made out of stainless steel since the Delorean in the 1980s.

Morrill re-posted a video shared on X by a car repair specialist to explain what these rust spots are.

“Stainless is reactive and free iron that sits on it will rust,” he said.

“It is just surface contamination and can be cleaned off easily, using simple off the shelf store-bought cleaning products.”

Tesla had a good year last year, and things are looking good so far in 2024, too.

In 2023, Musk’s wild prediction turned out to be not wild at all.

In an explosive interview with the New York Times, Musk said the Model Y would be the best-selling vehicle in the world in 2023.

Most people assumed he was exaggerating, the way he often does, but he was right.

And now there’s a new, revamped Tesla Model 3 Performance on the way.

Some of the images for this article were created using AI.

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