Cybertruck owners point out major design issue after being told to act if they find substances on car


Ever since car lovers began to get their hands on the Cybertruck towards the back end of 2023, the Tesla vehicle has hardly left the news.

Now, owners of the latest edition of Cybertruck have pointed out a major design issue after being advised to act ‘immediately’ if they find certain substances on their car.

The manual for Tesla’s latest offering states that owners should remove bird poop, tree sap and dead insects from the vehicle in order to prevent damage to its stainless steel body.

“To prevent damage to the exterior, immediately remove corrosive substances (such as grease, oil, bird droppings, tree resin, dead insects, tar spots, road salt, industrial fallout, etc.),” the Cybertruck’s owner’s manual reads.

Furthermore, the manual urges Cybertruck owners not to wait for a complete wash of the futuristic vehicle.

“If necessary, 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,” the manual adds.

The Cybertruck owner's manual. Credit: X/@solarbrewer
The Cybertruck owner’s manual. Credit: X/@solarbrewer

The text from the manual has since been posted to X, formerly known as Twitter, something that was first reported by MotorBiscuit.

With the cold winter many of us are experiencing right now, cars are expected to be exposed to road salt. In fact, it is pretty hard to avoid it.

And come the summertime, bird droppings and tree sap are pretty difficult to avoid as well.

All in all, vehicles are exposed to substances that are deemed corrosive all year round, something that requires immediate care, according to the manual.

“Makes you wonder why they’re showing off wraps since they create the conditions for faster corrosion if the wrap is compromised,” one person asked on X.

“Wait, what? …Immediately wash off bird poop, dead insects and tree resin? Is this a badass Cybertruck or a f–king cream puff?” a second added.

UNILAD has reached out to Tesla for comment.

The Cybertruck has been in the news a lot. Credit: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu via Getty Images
The Cybertruck has been in the news a lot. Credit: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu via Getty Images

It would appear that the owner was happy with their expensive purchase, though the Cybertruck did come with body issues with the panels that lined the outside.

If all was correct, then the panel should have been flush against the body, however, a considerable gap was seen instead.

The owner wrote: “Overall Build quality: A- for a tesla, a few misaligned panels if you look closely, the right turn signal control is a little glitchy.

“Acceleration: More than enough for me. The motor somehow feels louder during acceleration and regenerative braking than any Tesla I’ve driven.”

In addition, they noted: “The cup holder is smaller than I originally thought, the narrowest part holds a 12oz redbull perfectly.”


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