Maybe it’s just us, but it seems remember is under inflationary pressure like the economy. Rivian’s turn on the recall chart for the first time after the problem was discovered with R1T pick up. Potentially Faulty Resident Classification System (OCS) does not deactivate air bag when a child or child seat is placed in the front passenger seat. In the event of an R1T collision, activating the airbag could injure a child in the passenger seat or the child’s seat placed there. The fault was in the seat, and like so many late recalls, it was the supplier’s fault; Hyundai Transys of Farmington, Michigan offers seating. The company said it has not heard of any injuries related to the matter.
The issue may affect 502 R1T 2022 units manufactured between September 21, 2021 and April 12, 2022. In the company’s first-quarter results report this month, they said it has produced about 5,000 vehicles since the factory lines started operating and has delivered 2,148 of them to customers. While that number includes R1T, it of course also includes an Amazon delivery truck and some R1S SUV car.
To troubleshoot seating issues in the R1T, owners can go to one of the By Rivian 20 service centers nationwide and install new seats for free. “In the meantime,” the company said, “infants and children should not be placed in the front passenger seat of affected Rivian vehicles until front-passenger seat replacement is complete.” The automaker will notify owners by phone call, text, e-mail and mailing by July 1. Owners with questions can call Rivian customer service. at 734-855-4345 and refer to recall number FSAM-651. They can also contact National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 regarding campaign number 22V319000 or check NHTSA page for the latest information.