Rivian Recalls R1T Pickup Trucks Over Child Safety Issue

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The R1T pickup truck from Rivian.

In its first-ever recall, Rivian (RIV) is issuing a repair for 502 of its fully electric R1T pickup trucks over a child safety risk.

The recall affects about 10% of its total vehicle production to date, according to CNBC.

The EV maker recalled the trucks because the first passenger seat may be improperly calibrated, meaning that when a child is seated in the front seat, they may be at risk of injury because the passenger airbag may deploy during a crash due to it not being deactivated.

To repair the airbag issue, Rivian Service Centers will replace the front passenger seat at no charge to affected truck owners.

Owners will receive notification of the recall beginning on July 1.

Questions about the recall can be directed to Rivian customer service at 1-734-855-4345.

As of Thursday at 11:45 a.m. ET, shares of Rivian were trading at $24.80, up $4.20, or 20.39%.


2019_09_Rivian-R1t-photo-by-Ben-Moon

Photo: Ben Moon

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