Rivian R1S recalled over side curtain air bag concerns

Rivian R1S

Rivian has issued a recall for some 2022-2023 R1S vehicles over concerns the side curtain air bags may not be properly installed. The recall impacts 30 units built after October 28, 2022.

According to the recall notice posted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website one or more of the fasteners that secure the right or left side curtain airbag to the vehicle may be improperly fastened. This may lead to the airbag not performing as designed in a crash which could increase the risk of injury.

The affected vehicle were built between October 28, 2022 and January 21, 2023 when Rivian stopped using the suspect fastenings.

Impacted owners will need to schedule a service visit to have the side curtain airbags inspected, during which time they will either be refastened or replaced if necessary, at no cost to the owner.

Rivian says they have received no reports of any crashes, deaths, or injuries related to this issue in any market.

This is the second recall for Rivian in as many weeks. Earlier this month the automaker recalled nearly 13,000 R1T and R1S vehicles over a possible issue with the front passenger seat belt system, and as a result, the air bag deployment.

You can read the full recall notice below.

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