Amazon-Backed Rivian Recalls Nearly All Vehicles

Late last year Rivian unveiled plans for a new electric vehicle production facility in Atlanta

Liz Hughes, Editor, IoT World Today

October 12, 2022

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Image shows a Rivian R1S electric SUV is parked at a Rivian Service Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Rivian is recalling 13,000 vehicles – nearly its entire fleet – due to a structural defect impacting the vehicles’ steering wheels. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, improper tightening of a fastener connecting the front upper control arm and steering knuckle could cause the fastener to separate causing loss of vehicle control and increased crash risk. 

The recall impacts certain 2022 R1T, R1S and EDV vehicles.

Affected vehicles are expected to be fixed by dealers free of charge and owners, with owners notified in late November. 

Late last year Rivian unveiled plans for a new electric vehicle production facility in Atlanta, the company’s second. Its first opened in Normal, Illinois, in 2021. The Amazon-backed company started selling electric vehicles last year.

About the Author(s)

Liz Hughes

Editor, IoT World Today, IoT World Today

Liz Hughes is an award-winning digital media editor with more than two decades of experience in newspaper, magazine and online media industries. 

A proven digital media strategist and editor, Liz has produced content and offered editorial support and leadership for a variety of web publications, including Fast Company, NBC Boston, Street Fight, QuinStreet, WTWH Media, AOL/Patch Media and Design News.

A skilled social media strategist experienced in developing and maintaining an audience across multiple platforms and brands, Liz also enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise to help businesses small and large.

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