The much-anticipated Cyber truck from Tesla has been on the streets for less than a year and to say that it has lived up to expectations would be, in the opinion of many, far from the truth.

In Adam Something’s latest review, he reveals that the purported vehicle of the future is prone to rust.

Cybertruck Has Been on the Streets for Less Than a Year

The Cybertruck
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This revelation comes after a slew of promises about the space-themed ride by tech mogul, Elon Musk. One was that the vehicle would have a laser windshield wiper and an electromagnetic one. 

But when the Cybertrucks eventually rolled off the production floor and into showrooms, they all had one wiper – no electromagnetics and no lasers – and it worked the same as every other car on the road.

The next big assurance was that the truck would be released with an ultra-strong exoskeleton and not the unibody prevalent on pickups. 

The Promised Exoskeleton

The Promised Exoskeleton
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In Musk’s defense, Tesla even applied for the exoskeleton patent but irrespective of whether it was granted, the cyber truck was released with no exoskeleton.

Another review of the vehicle that enforces Adam Something‘s trepidations comes from Throttle House. This YouTube channel which focuses on motor vehicles, documented their experience with the Cybertruck when they took it on a 500-mile journey.  

During their drive, they discovered that the vehicle’s lights, instead of facing onto the road, tilted just upwards blinding oncoming drivers. 

The Cybertruck’s Rear Camera Ceased To Function in the Dark

Cybertrucks Blank Rear View Camera
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It was also noticed that the vehicle’s rearview camera ceased to function in the dark and when the door closed, it sent vibrations through the entire vehicle. Not helping this flaw was the fact that the car gave a “rather bumpy” ride.

As for the interior’s finishing, Throttle House found it to be spartan and of questionable quality. They pointed out that safety was also a concern as the driver’s vision was impeded by the panels around the windscreen.

The safety concerns extended to the fact that Musk’s brainchild broke with nearly five decades of auto manufacturing tradition when Tesla removed the dashboard instrument panel from behind the steering wheel–essentially forcing the driver to turn their head to look at the center computer display. 

Cybertruck’s Vegetable Peeler Function

Cybertrucks Sharp Edges and Carrot Test
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Another issue highlighted by Throttle House is the vehicle’s dangerously sharp edges. The hood, which closes automatically, does so with a vengeance. A test was conducted with four carrots and saw them lobbed off clean.

This raised the question: What will it do to the hand of a fully grown human or a child for that matter?

It was also noted that the door edge was as sharp as a knife, as demonstrated by its ability to peel a carrot.

Adam Something in his observations, highlights that at $61,000, the silver beast is a rather expensive carrot peeler. 

Musk Claims To Know the Most About Manufacturing

Elon Musk on Ted Talks
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Musk is known for his bold statements but one in particular catches Adam Something’s attention and in this video, it is the Tesla boss’s undoing.

During a Ted Talk interview on April 4, 2022, the tech mogul said: “At this point, I think I know more about manufacturing than anyone currently alive on earth.”

The Cybertruck which is currently the widest thing on the road (in its class) has a long list of faults including the fact that for its size, it has precious little storage space.

Additionally, as Throttle House pointed out, they could only get 287 miles out of a fully charged battery.

Shorter Battery Life

Tesla Charging Station
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This discovery comes in the context of the vehicle being touted to have a 320-mile range, which is hundreds of miles shy of Musk’s claim that it would be capable of 500 miles on a single charge.

Perhaps most telling of all is the car owner’s manual. It instructs the user on a very long list of precautions.

It cautions the user to immediately get rid of everything cars in their natural habitats are usually built to withstand, including bird droppings, grease, oil, tar, road salt, and dead insects among other things. The reason for this is that this vehicle stains decidedly easily.

The Manual Warns Against Washing the Car in Direct Sunlight

Car Wash
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The manual also warns against washing the car in direct sunlight because it will stain and for the same reason users are not allowed to use hot water and certain shampoos.

Not long after Tesla started distribution, a slew of complaints surfaced claiming that the paint jobs on their Cybertrucks were sprouting marks. According to Adam Something, some of these complaints came in after only eleven days of ownership.

Tesla Wants $5,000 To Fix the Problem

Tesla Auto Plant
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Tesla has since indicated that it is willing to put an after-market protective layer on the vehicle to prevent rust, but this will set the owner back a cool $5,000.