On Friday, Rivian issued a recall of more than 12,000 electric vehicles due to potentially loose suspension components. The issue affects model year 2022 Rivian R1[ads1]T trucks, R1S SUVs and some Rivian EDV vans – a total of 12,212 electric vehicles.
In mid-August, Rivian discovered that an upper control arm had separated from the steering knuckle on one of the vehicles. The company launched an investigation and by the end of September had identified six reports “potentially related to this issue that had accumulated” during production.
According to Rivian’s safety report, the production records cannot confirm that the two suspension components have been properly torqued on each vehicle. It can throw off the wheel’s alignment or potentially even separate the joint.
Consequently, Rivian will inspect all the potentially affected vehicles and torque any that are not within specification. Rivian owners can expect to be notified “on or before November 24.”