Rivian is voluntarily recalling almost all the vehicles it has delivered to customers in order to tighten a loose fastener in the vehicles’ front suspension that could affect drivers’ ability to steer.
The Amazon-backed electric vehicle maker said the recall was made after it discovered a fastener connecting the upper control arm and steering knuckle may have been improperly installed.
Rivian will inspect and, as necessary, properly secure the steering knuckle fasteners in the affected vehicles. In the event that components require replacement, Rivian will replace components, as necessary. The fix takes a few minutes, and Rivian expects to have finished all repairs in about 30 days.
Rivian will begin notifying affected customers as soon as possible through emails and text messages.
Rivian, which began building vehicles for the first time in September 2021, has produced a little more than 15,000 vehicles total through the third quarter of this year. The company produced 7,363 vehicles at its manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois and delivered 6,584 vehicles during Q3 2022. These figures remain in line with the company’s expectations, and it believes it is on track to deliver on the 25,000 annual production guidance previously provided.
Rivian is headquartered in Irvine, California, but its manufacturing plant is in Normal, Illinois. The company also has plans to open a manufacturing plant in Georgia and recently announced talks with Mercedes to jointly invest in electric van manufacturing in Europe.