Rivian recalls SUVs due to low visibility when backing up

Plymouth, MI – April 23, 2023 – Rivian (NYSE:RIVN) has issued a recall for 5,030 2022–2023 Rivian R1S SUVs because of a problem with their reverse lights. This could compromise the vehicle’s visibility to other road users and lead to an increased risk of an accident.    

Recall summary

Reverse lights serve to only only illuminate the area behind the vehicle but also to notify other road users that the vehicle is backing up. In the affected vehicles, the center of the light beam may not be visible from certain angles.  The vehicle will still emit audible alerts advising pedestrians that it is reversing.

Recall risks

The driver could hit pedestrians or inanimate objects, resulting in injuries and property damage.

Other Rivian recalls

In October 2022, Rivian recalled 12,212 vehicles because of issues with vehicle’s control and handling, as reported.

Recent Rivian R1S recalls also included a recall issued in March 2023 over a problem with the front passenger seat belt, which could lead to the airbag failing to deploy, also as reported.   

The repair

Dealers will repair or replace the reverse lights at no cost to customers. Rivian will reimburse owners who paid for their own repairs prior to the recall being issued.

Owners of the affected vehicles will receive letters with more information by May 20, 2023.  

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 5,000 vehicles are affected by this Rivian reverse lights recall. To run a Rivian recall check or check for more Rivian recalls,  please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Joseph EstabilloRivian recalls SUVs due to low visibility when backing up

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