• @[email protected]
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    701 month ago

    The Cybertruck’s owners manual does caution against ever washing the truck in direct sunlight, and there is a section expressly mentioning that the truck has to be switched into “Car Wash Mode” before washing to avoid damage to parts of the vehicle.

    Da fuq!?

    • @[email protected]
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      541 month ago
      • Do not expose the steel gremlin to water
      • Do not expose the steel gremlin to sunshine
      • Never ever feed the steel gremlin after midnight
    • @redditron_2000_4
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      101 month ago

      Car wash mode shuts off the automatic braking, folds in the mirrors, closes the windows, and puts it in neutral. It isn’t to protect the steel or anything silly like that.

    • @nezbyte
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      71 month ago

      You really should be careful about washing any car in direct sunlight if you want the best result/paint longevity. For the cybertruck I would think it would matter much less.

  • Optional
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    481 month ago

    A call with Tesla confirmed that the truck had needed a complete reboot which took over five hours of sitting to complete.

    Five hours ain’t no boot, yo.

  • @dual_sport_dork
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    231 month ago

    I don’t know what’s worse. That this bucket of bolts is designed so badly that it needs a car wash mode, or the fact that said mode is apparently ineffective.

    • Billiam
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      121 month ago

      Yeah, how the fuck can this thing function in the rain, but not a car wash?

      • @dustyData
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        131 month ago

        how the fuck can this thing function in the rain?

        That’s the detail, it doesn’t.

  • @reddig33
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    31 month ago

    As much as I can’t stand this vehicle, reading the article it seems like this failure was a coincidence and not necessarily caused by washing it.

  • Flying Squid
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    31 month ago

    If you think that’s bad, you don’t even want to know what happens when it gets rained on!