Recall Alert: Rivian R1T, R1S

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The 2022 Rivian R1T pickup in red after a drive through the mudElectrical car maker Rivian has issued a recall order affecting 207 automobiles – some R1T pickups and a few R1S SUVs – as a result of their entrance seat belts might not correctly restrain occupants in a crash.

The recall impacts Rivian fashions constructed between Jan. 28 and Aug. 8 of this 12 months, however not each car the corporate constructed throughout that point. In paperwork filed with federal security regulators, Rivian explains, “the seat belt top adjuster bolt for the entrance driver and/or passenger seat might have been cross threaded in the course of the car manufacturing course of.”

Cross-threading a bolt – driving it in whereas misaligned – leaves it improperly hooked up. That might make the seatbelts fail in an accident.

Rivian notes that house owners would possibly hear a rattle coming from the peak adjuster or have bother adjusting it. However it’s additionally attainable for the belts to fail with out warning. So, when you get a recall discover within the mail, have your Rivian repaired instantly.

Rivian will examine seatbelts and correctly connect the seatbelt meeting if something is out of line. Recall repairs are all the time free. Rivian says it can reimburse any proprietor who has already paid to restore the belts.

The corporate will notify house owners by means of the mail in October. Producers try to contact each proprietor, however they don’t all the time attain all of them with the information. Discover out in case your automobile has ever been recalled at our recall heart.

Cox Automotive, the mum or dad firm of Kelley Blue Ebook and Autotrader, is a minority investor in Rivian.

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