You Need A Flashlight To Escape The Tesla Cybertruck Bed

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The Tesla Cybertruck has been the subject of tons of bad press since its launch, ranging from embarrassing off-road performances to wheel covers that destroy its own tires. Now, an owner learned how difficult it is to escape the Cybertruck’s bed should you get trapped under its electronic tonneau cover. This is a serious safety issue, since a young child trapped under the Cybertruck’s standard tonneau cover is not likely to be able to escape due to Tesla’s poor design. Even adults without flashlights or cell phones would struggle.

To escape from the Cybertruck’s bed, you have to remove a small black plastic panel on the tailgate that reveals two red fabric loops that pop open the tailgate. Fortunately, the truck’s tonneau cover design allows light to enter the bed through its cabin windows, but should this happen at night or in a dark garage, the task becomes nearly impossible unless you have a flashlight and you know what you’re looking for. While the Cybertruck bed has LED lights that illuminate the bed when the tonneau cover is open, these lights turn off as soon as the cover closes, leaving this TikToker or any other overly curious individual in total darkness.