Tesla Cybertruck Owner Goes To ER After Being Sliced During Delivery

Tesla Cybertruck Owner Goes To ER After Being Sliced During Delivery

Anyone who has ever excitedly awaited the delivery of a new car can relate to Tesla Cybertruck Owners Club forum member bdesign. Four years ago, he placed his initial reservation for one of the stainless-steel electric pickups. Then, earlier this year, he received an invitation to place his final order. He would finally be taking home the new truck that would replace his V8-powered Chevy Silverado Trail Boss. Little did he know that the new Tesla would later send him to the emergency room. 

(Warning: the images and video linked in this forum post and below are graphic, so avoid them if you are squeamish at the sight of blood.)

While bdesign said on the forum that he had a few concerns during the lead-up to this moment, he determined that switching to the Cybertruck was indeed the right move for him. So he set up his delivery for May 25. 

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Cybertruck’s quality problems

After years of anticipation, early owners have experienced many problems with their Tesla Cybertrucks, including the appearance of rust, an accelerator pedal recall and the sharp edges from the stainless steel body panels. 

When the delivery day finally came, it didn’t go quite the way he hoped, to put it gently. The truck had several visual blemishes and build quality issues. It was clear that the service center team did not properly prep the vehicle. In a forum post just after taking delivery, he described the truck as being in “sloppy, sloppy condition at delivery.”

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Some of the issues he observed and reported in his post were: 

  • A dirty interior windshield making it difficult to see
  • The front hood was covered in rail dust rust
  • A rubber seal along the tonneau cover was loose
  • A panel from the truck bed came off on the initial drive 
  • A small dent or divot was visible on the tailgate
Cybertruck delivery day damage and imperfections

The dent got his attention the most. He ran his finger across this damaged area to see if it was indeed a dent or perhaps some kind of residue. As he was rubbing the damaged area of the panel, he felt a sudden sharp pain and jerked his hand away. Due to the angle of his arm, he apparently slit his wrist open on the extremely sharp corner where the side panels and the tailgate meet. 

Initially, he thought this was just a superficial cut. So did the Tesla employees who joked, “This thing can be dangerous!” Then they noticed the blood pooling on the ground below him. The service team rushed to get a first aid kit, with which they disinfected and bandaged his wound. 

Despite this rather disastrous delivery, bdesign did finalize the paperwork and take the truck home. But by the end of the day, his wound still hadn’t begun to close. So he spent the evening in the emergency room.

Unfortunately, bdesign isn’t the first owner to get a gash from the Cybertruck. Earlier this month, another owner cut themselves on the door’s edge when exiting the vehicle. Of course, this type of door injury is not unheard of. For instance, a Bolt EUV owner had this happen to them on more than one occasion. A Rivian owner injured themselves in a similar manner, gashing their leg on the gear tunnel door

But the unusually sharp corners of the Cybertruck’s exterior could prove dangerous to both owners and pedestrians. This is a concern that automotive reviewers, safety experts and owners have been pointing out for months. We even saw this as far back as December, when reviewer Jason Cammisa ripped his shirt and cut his arm on the edge of the vehicle’s hood. 

So this is not a one-off occurrence. Hopefully, it will not become more common as more trucks hit the streets, and we hope bdesign has an easier time with his truck from now on. 

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On a fateful day last week,⁢ a Tesla Cybertruck owner⁢ found themselves in ‍a situation they never imagined they would face ​- a trip to the emergency room after being sliced during the delivery of their brand new electric vehicle.

The incident occurred during the unboxing of the highly anticipated Cybertruck, which⁤ features⁣ a‌ unique and futuristic‌ design that has captured the attention of‍ consumers ⁤worldwide. As ⁣the owner ⁤attempted to remove the ‍protective coverings ⁤from the vehicle, they were unexpectedly cut by a sharp edge on the body of the truck.

The severity of the injury required immediate medical attention, prompting the owner to‍ seek treatment at the ⁤nearest emergency room. Fortunately, the wound was not life-threatening and the individual is expected to make a full recovery. However, the unexpected​ turn of events has left many questioning the safety measures in place during the delivery and‌ unboxing of the Cybertruck.

In‍ response to the ⁢incident, Tesla has issued a statement expressing⁣ their concern for ‌the ​well-being of the owner ⁤and acknowledging the need to reevaluate their ⁤delivery process to ⁣prevent similar accidents in‌ the future. The company has ‌assured customers⁢ that⁤ they will take the necessary steps to ensure​ the safety of all individuals involved ‍in the delivery and unboxing of their vehicles.

While this unfortunate incident serves as⁢ a reminder of the potential risks associated with handling ‌a ⁣new vehicle, it also highlights the importance of following proper safety protocols and procedures. As consumers eagerly await the arrival of ⁤their own Cybertrucks, it is crucial to exercise ⁢caution ‌and remain vigilant during ​the unboxing process to‍ avoid ⁤any unnecessary injuries.

As the⁤ owner of the Cybertruck ‌recovers from ⁢their injuries, they are left with⁢ a cautionary tale to share with fellow enthusiasts. Remember, safety⁣ should always ⁣be a top priority, even when unboxing ⁤the most cutting-edge vehicles on the market. Let this be a lesson to us all to proceed with caution and mindfulness when handling new and unfamiliar objects, especially ‍those as innovative and potentially hazardous as the Tesla​ Cybertruck.