Rivian is recalling 12,716 model-year 2022 R1T and R1S vehicles due to a seat belt issue. A faulty sensor in the front passenger seat belt system may incorrectly report its status as ON when it is actually OFF, causing the suppression or improper deployment of the air bag. An air bag that does not deploy as intended increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on April 8, 2023. Owners may contact Rivian customer service at 888-748-4261 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To resolve the issue, dealers will inspect and replace the front passenger seat belt system components, as necessary.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer, so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation, call 888-668-8581.