Tesla has voluntarily recalled all of the nearly 4,000 Cybertrucks it has sold over faulty accelerator pedals that risk causing fatal accidents, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration confirmed on Friday.

According to a safety recall report by the NHTSA, the pad on the accelerator pedals of affected Cybertrucks “may dislodge, which may cause the pedal to become trapped in the interior trim above the pedal.”

The issue increases the risk of a collision as the driver loses the ability to properly use both the accelerator and the brake pedals.

As a result, 3,878 affected Cybertrucks manufactured between Nov. 13 and April 4 have been recalled — 100% of Tesla’s Cybetruck fleet — with the auto giant agreeing to “replace or rework the accelerator pedal … to prevent the pad from dislodging.”

The NHTSA also noted that Tesla won’t charge Cybertruck owners for any remedy fees, as “affected vehicles remain covered under the new vehicle warranty.”

As of April 17, Cybertruck vehicles in production have been equipped with the proper accelerator pedal parts, the NHTSA confirmed, as earlier reported by Business Insider.

The first time this issue was reported was on March 31, per the NHTSA.

In a TikTok posted Sunday by user el.chepito1985, a new Cybertruck owner described this exact issue — showing how the pedal cover on his Tesla vehicle slipped forward, pushing the accelerator to the floor and making the electric truck reach top speeds.

The TikTok post appeared to be just one of multiple reports on social media, including in the Cybertruck Owners’ Club forum, of the accelerator issue.

Customers of the coveted stainless steel Tesla truck also said they had received messages from dealerships notifying them that their delivery appointments had been cancelled.

Many of the notices reportedly said that the latest shipments of the Cybertruck won’t become available until after April 20 due to “unexpected delays.”

“I asked for clarity as to the specific reason and have been ignored,” one user on the Cybertruck Owners’ Club forum wrote.

On Elon Musk-owned X, user Garage Klub claimed that a March 4 incident where a Cybertruck crashed into the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel sign was a “supposed accident due to this [accelerator pedal] issue.”

Beverly Hills Police Department officers, have yet to conclude what caused the 2am crash, though, and the NHTSA said in its report that as of this week, “Tesla is not aware of any collisions, injuries or deaths relating to this condition.”

Representatives for Tesla did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.

The pad on the accelerator pedal isn’t the only gripe Cybertruck owners have had with the stainless steel truck: Last week, the Cybertruck Owners’ Club was flooded with other tales of malfunctioning electric trucks — not long after the futuristic vehicles, which retail starting at $80,000, hit the road in December.

In a thread titled “Worst delivery in my life (truck died in 5 minutes),” a Southern California-based owner wrote that after taking his truck for a spin the same day it was delivered last month, the vehicle “made it 1 mile down road, started getting steering error, flashing red screen, pulled off side of highway now the truck is dead and I’m waiting for a tow truck.”

“Dealer couldn’t do anything for me. It was great for 5 minutes. Tried everything, restarting, screen is stuck black and keeps beeping,” the user added in the thread.

“Tesla really rushed these trucks out, what a nightmare,” the disappointed owner said.

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