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Rivian recalls nearly 13,000 of its vehicles for driving hazards


Electric truck and SUV maker Rivian Automotive said on Friday that remember Nearly all vehicles it has delivered to customers are intended to tighten loose tethers that can affect the driver’s ability to drive.

The company, which was founded in 2009, says it is recalling about 13,000 vehicles because the tether that connects the front upper control arm and the vehicle’s steering knuckle may not be strong enough. The recall affects R1T pickup trucks, R1S SUVs, and EDV commercial delivery vehicles.

There have been seven reports potentially related to the problem, but no injuries have been reported, Rivian said.

“If you experience excessive noise, vibration or harshness from the front suspension, or a change in performance or steering feel, you should call immediately,” Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe wrote in a letter. to the owner of the car.

Owners are being alerted to this issue via email from Rivian. The Irvine, California-based company says it will conduct the check through appointments with Cell Service — a technician will come see you — and the fix will take just minutes. Rivian hopes finished repair on all vehicles in about 30 days, in collaboration with the customer.

Christopher member of the Rivian Forum posted photos that he said show the connection in question.

Rivian is aiming to capitalize on the growing appetite among consumers and investors for tram. It is among a long line of companies, both new and old, trying to separate market share from Tesla.

It went public last year and its market value is quick skyrocketing compared to Ford and General Motors became the second most valuable American automaker after Tesla. But that’s no longer the case: The company’s stock is down 67% so far this year.

Last month, Rivian said that cooperation with Mercedes-Benz built a factory in Europe to produce electric trucks for both companies.

Rivian, in an email to customers, said, “If you have further questions, please call Rivian Services at 1-855-748-4265. For more information, please visit our Support Center. Official recall notice will be posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on October 8, 2022.”

Includes Associated Press

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