IRVINE, Calif. — Electrical truck and SUV maker Rivian Automotive mentioned Friday it’s recalling virtually all of the automobiles it has delivered to clients so as to tighten a unfastened fastener that might probably have an effect on drivers’ capability to steer.
The corporate, which was based in 2009, mentioned it’s recalling about 13,000 automobiles as a result of a fastener connecting the automobiles’ entrance upper-control arm and steering knuckle will not be torqued sufficient.
There have been seven reviews probably associated to the problem, however no accidents have been reported, Rivian mentioned.
“If you happen to expertise extreme noise, vibration or harshness from the entrance suspension, or a change in steering efficiency or really feel, it is best to name instantly,” Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe wrote in a letter to automobile homeowners.
The corporate primarily based in Irvine, California, mentioned the repair would solely take a couple of minutes, and it expects to have completed the repairs on all of them in about 30 days, with buyer collaboration.
Rivian is aiming to make the most of a rising urge for food amongst shoppers and buyers for electrical automobiles. It’s amongst an extended line of corporations, each new and previous, making an attempt to peel away market share from Tesla.
It went public final 12 months, and its market worth shortly soared previous that of Ford and Common Motors to change into the second-most priceless U.S. automaker behind Tesla. However that’s not the case: The corporate’s inventory is down 67% to date this 12 months.
Final month, Rivian mentioned it was partnering with Mercedes-Benz to construct a manufacturing unit in Europe that may produce electrical vans for each corporations.