Rivian has issued recalls for nearly all electric vehicles it has shipped over the past year due to a potentially loose suspension issue.
A total of 12,212 electric vehicles consisting of the R1T electric pickup truck, R1S electric SUV and Rivian EDV electric delivery van.
In August, Rivian discovered that the upper control arm had slipped off the steering knuckle on one of his vehicles. Rivian then conducted an internal investigation and identified six further reports related to this matter.
In late September it was concluded that “there was a safety-related flaw” and immediately issued a recall order. According to Rivian's safety recall report, the issue “has accumulated during the production of the R1T, R1S and EDV vehicles” at a rate of 0.037%.
Rivian said fixing the problem was relatively simple, by “properly securing the steering knuckle fastener in the affected vehicle.”
This recall affects almost all vehicles delivered. Rivian started deliveries of its electric vehicles late last year and finished the year delivering 920 units.
Production has been ramped up to 2022, and by the end of the third quarter Rivian had shipped a total of 13,198 models.
Apparently, almost all models made in 2022 are affected by this recall. Despite these recall issues, Rivian believes it will be able to achieve its annual production target of 25,000.
Rivian produced 7,363 R1T electric pickup trucks and R1S electric SUVs in Q3