Rivian will have to replace the front passenger seat on the R1T due to a faulty sensor

The Rivian R1T hasn’t been on the market for a long time, but it has already been recalled due to bad sensors in the front passenger seat. Errors can mean that young children are not safe in the front row.

Rivian first became aware of the issue in March, when he noticed that occupant crash protection sensor calibration was off in some vehicles. In April, it received a report stating that passenger airbags could not be automatically deactivated if required under U.S. regulations.

In the end, the sensor can perform unreliably, which could mean that the airbag next to the passenger could be involved in an accident even if it is not assumed, such as when a passenger is too small to be useful to the airbag.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that if a child or children are in the front seat, airbags can increase their risk of injury. When the “passenger airbag off” light in the lower corner of the center display is not illuminated, customers can be alerted to the presence of the problem. In some cases, passenger seat belt notifications may also ring if the seat is vacant.

As a result, Revian will have to recall 502 R1T pickup trucks that were manufactured between September 21, 2021 and April 12, 2022. The number of vehicles was determined using the supplier’s seat-making records

Rivian will begin notifying customers of the recall from July 1 and says it will replace passenger seats on all vehicles suspected of having defects. Repairs will be free and will be refunded to any owner who has already spent money to fix the problem.

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