October 12, 2022
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.
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