Rivian is issuing a recall for airbag-related points for the second time in the previous few weeks. The EV automaker is notifying affected house owners of the R1S SUV (2022-23) about probably defective side-curtain airbags.
The recall says a number of of the fashions’ side-curtain airbags (left or proper aspect) might not have been correctly mounted. A report from the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) says the affected fashions had been manufactured on the firm’s Regular, IL plant between October twenty eighth, 2022 and January twenty first, 2023. Rivian started contacting clients on March 2nd to schedule an inspection and safe them correctly. As well as, the corporate says it’ll reimburse any house owners who already paid for the restore elsewhere.
Though the newest recall solely impacts 30 autos, it’s the second time the automaker has issued an airbag-related recall in lower than a month. A March 1st one was a lot broader, affecting over 12,000 R1T pickups and R1S SUVs (2022) over an airbag deployment challenge. In that case, a provider’s defective seatbelt sensors, which prevented the entrance passenger airbags from deploying, had been the perpetrator. Nevertheless, the overwhelming majority in that group gained’t seemingly have the flaw, as Rivian estimated just one p.c of the recalled autos had been affected.
Though the remembers gained’t seemingly harm Rivian’s funds considerably, it nonetheless isn’t a fantastic search for the younger automaker — particularly when it just lately laid off six percent of its workforce for the second time in lower than a yr.