Toronto, Ontario — Some owners of Tesla’s Cybertruck have reported issues with rust and corrosion on the body of the new vehicle.
According to recent reports from social media platforms such as X and online forums, Tesla Cybertruck owners are beginning to report issues with their new vehicles developing rust spots.
In the owners’ manual for the vehicle, Tesla claims that owners must “immediately remove corrosive substances such as grease, oil, bird droppings, tree resin, dead insects, tar spots, road salts and industrial fallout.”
Additionally the owners’ manual urges Cybertruck drivers to not wait until the vehicle needs a complete was, but to use “denatured alcohol to remove tar spots and stubborn grease stains, then immediately wash the area with water and a mild, non-detergent soap to remove the alcohol.”
Rising issues with rust spots have to do with the fact that the Cybertruck, unlike other vehicles, doesn’t have a clear coat. This means that any corrosive substances that come in contact with the body, if left, will heavily damage the vehicle’s stainless steel body.
One way to help protect the Cybertruck’s stainless steel body is to get the vehicle wrapped. Tesla also offers a “Satin Clear Paint film” and a “Colour Paint film” that cost $5,000 and $6,000 respectively.
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