Rivian Recalls SUVs, Trucks and Vans to Address Steering Attachment Issue
A loose binding could affect the steering
By Jeff S. Bartlett
Electric startup Rivian has issued a recall, affecting most vehicles it has produced so far. It includes 12,212 of R1S SUV, R1T EDV delivery vans and vans. The problem is that the front upper control arm and steering knuckle retaining fastener for each front wheel might not be properly tightened.
The risk is that an improperly tightened steering knuckle fastener could cause the tire/wheel assembly to lean excessively (i.e. camber) or, in rare cases, separate. Either condition would affect the driver’s ability to control the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.
The recall includes models produced between December 10, 2021 and September 27, 2022.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 24, 2022.
Recalled vehicles: 2022 R1S, R1Tand EDV vehicles.
The problem: The fastener connecting the front upper control arm and the steering knuckle may have been loosely tightened.
The fix: Rivian technicians will inspect and, if necessary, tighten the steering knuckle fastener, free of charge.
How to contact the manufacturer: Owners can contact Rivian Customer Service at 888-748-4261.
NHTSA campaign number: 22V-744. Rivian’s number for this recall is FSAM 997.
Check if your vehicle has an open recall: The National Highway Safety Administration website will tell you if your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.
If you plug your car’s 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) into the NHTSA website and a recall does not appear, that means your vehicle currently has no open recalls. Since car manufacturers often issue recalls and for many older vehicles, we recommend that you check regularly to see if your vehicle has been subject to a recall.
Rivian EDV delivery vans are used by Amazon.
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