Rivian recalling EV Models to ensure safe torquing of Steering system

Oct. 10, 2022
The recall of about 12,000 Rivian EVs was made known to customers in a notice last week. The list of recalled cars include 2022 R1T, R1S and EDV vehicles due to numerous complaints of loose steering issues

Electric vehicle maker Rivian Automotive is recalling nearly all of its model vehicles sold to repair a potential deficit steering knuckle malfunction.

The recall of about 12,000 Rivian EVs was made known to customers in a notice last week. The list of recalled cars include 2022 R1T electric pickup truck (shown), R1S and EDV vehicles due to numerous complaints of loose steering issues.

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The company wants to get the vehicles back in the shop to ensure that the front upper control arm and steering knuckle retention fasterner are “sufficiently torqued” for each front wheel, according to the recall statement sent to customers.

“An insufficiently torqued steering knuckle fastener could cause excessive wheel camber, or, in rare instances, a separation, affecting the driver’s ability to control the vehicle, and increasing the risk of a crash,” the statement reads.

Rivian owners of these vehicles should call the company’s service line and/or check into its support center. The link to the statement is included here.

Last year, Rivian reported production of 1,015 vehicles and delivery of more than 900 to customers. The company’s production plant is a former Mitsubishi Motors facility in Normal, Illinois.

In September, Mercedes-Benz and Rivian announced they were forming a joint venture to set up a factory in Europe to produce electric vans.

Rivian also has set up EV fast charging networks in Colorado, California, Michigan and Tennessee in partnerships announced earlier this year.