It’s Rivian’s first recall. That’s a small automotive dishonor – nearly every car gets recalled at least once.
The problem involves the Occupant Classification System, which turns off some airbags when a child occupies the front seat. Rivian believes just 502 trucks are affected – all built between September 21, 2021, and April 12, 2022.
Front airbags can save the lives of adults. But, because they are positioned to cushion an adult’s body in a crash, they can strike a child too high up and cause a neck injury. So, a sensor deactivates them when it detects a child in the front passenger seat. In some R1Ts, it isn’t working properly.
Rivian will fix the problem by replacing the entire seat free of charge.
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