Company Recalls Nearly All Electric Vehicles Due to Defect that “could lead to a loss of steering control”

By B.N. Frank

A survey published in July revealed that many Americans are still not interested in owning or leasing Electric Vehicles (EVs) due to high costs (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and other concerns.  Nevertheless, EV mandates are being considered in at least 17 states despite numerous issues associated with them (and their charging stations) including fires (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10), some of which have led to investigations and recalls.  Of course, EVs aren’t only being recalled because of fires.

From ZeroHedge:

Rivian Recalls Nearly All Vehicles Due To ‘Loss Of Steering’ Threat

by Tyler Durden

Electric vehicle maker Rivian Automotive is recalling nearly all of its vehicles delivered to customers for a structural defect that could cause drivers to lose steering control.

Bloomberg said Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe sent a letter to customers about the recall. He explained a fastener “may not have been sufficiently torqued” and, in “rare circumstances,” could loosen fully.

WSJ explained more about the “fastener connecting the upper control arm and steering knuckle may have been improperly installed … and could lead to a loss of steering control.”

The recall includes 13,000 vehicles already delivered to customers (or nearly all vehicles the California-based Rivian has produced). The issue has been detected in only seven vehicles, and the voluntary recall is “important to minimize the potential risks,” Scaringe said. There have been no reports of injuries resulting from the issue.

“The safety of our customers will always be our top priority, and we are committed to fixing this issue on any affected vehicles as quickly as possible,” a Rivian spokesperson said in a statement.

The spokesperson added: “We will make any necessary adjustments free of charge at one of our service centers.”

A person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg the cost related to the recall isn’t “material.”

WSJ noted the recall is the third since vehicle production began in late 2021. In May, the company recalled 500 vehicles after an issue was found that could cause the passenger airbags to fail. Then 200 vehicles were recalled in August after problems developed with seatbelt anchors.

Rivian has also had supply chain snarls that have lowered production volumes. Earlier this year, the company raised prices on preorders, upsetting some customers.


Other issues that have been identified with EVs include:

  • Charging them threatens power grids (see 1, 2, 3, 4) and medical implants
  • They emit high levels of biologically and environmentally harmful electromagnetic and wireless radiation (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Mining for EV battery ingredients IS NOT eco-friendly (see 1, 2)
  • EV batteries are difficult and expensive to recycle

Activist Post reports regularly about EVs and unsafe technology.  For more information, visit our archives and the following websites:

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