Stainless steel SUV: $165 for a Cybertruck windshield wiper: Tesla's parts catalog contains nasty surprises

At first glance, Tesla's online parts catalog does not contain any prices.

Stainless steel SUV: $165 for a Cybertruck windshield wiper: Tesla's parts catalog contains nasty surprises

At first glance, Tesla's online parts catalog does not contain any prices. It is still useful because you can take a close look at the vehicle assemblies and search for part numbers. Now that Tesla is delivering the stainless steel SUV Cybertruck, the huge vehicle has also been deposited there. With appropriate access, you can obviously already see what costs the owners of the vehicles will incur - and some of them are surprisingly high.

In the online forum “Cybertruckownersclub” a member provides a look at the prices stored. Accordingly, a new windshield wiper costs an incredible $165, while the windshield wiper blade alone costs $75. For comparison: a set of wiper blades for a current VW Golf costs around 20 euros, a new wiper arm costs around ten euros.

The high costs for the Cybertruck parts are probably also due to the fact that Tesla does not rely on established mass-produced goods for some parts, but rather goes completely its own way. For example, windshield wipers and windshields are among the largest representatives of their respective product categories and are therefore only manufactured for the Cybertruck. Small series are usually more expensive.

Not surprisingly, this also applies to the disc. If you get a crack or chip that can't be repaired using standard repair methods, a new window will cost $1,900. Here's a comparison too: a new window for the Porsche Cayenne costs between 300 and 500 euros.

Things get really expensive when the front steering actuator, which the vehicle needs due to its electric steering, fails. Tesla estimates $3,300 for the replacement. The trade magazine “Carscoops” compares this with the cost of the entire steering unit of a Ford F-150 – which is $2,000.

But there is also good news for Cybertruck owners - because it seems as if the stainless steel body is proving to be relatively inexpensive when it comes to replacing individual parts. The front shock absorber costs $935, the front side mudguards are $550. It should not be forgotten that the parts no longer need to be painted. For many cars, such large body parts are usually received completely untreated, so the biggest costs arise in the workshop.

Sources: Tesla, Cybertruckownersclub, Carscoops

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