Rivian R1T & R1S Recall: Auto-Hold/Park May Not Activate, Increasing Crash Risk

Rivian Automotive is recalling 7,873 of its 2022 R1T and R1S vehicles due to a potential accelerator pedal issue that could prevent the “auto-hold” or “park” features from activating as intended. This increases the risk of unintended vehicle movement and potential crashes.

The Problem:

  • The accelerator pedal in affected vehicles may not detect when the driver releases it, leading to:
    • Auto-hold: The vehicle might not automatically hold itself stationary when stopped, requiring the driver to manually apply the brake.
    • Park: The vehicle might not automatically engage the parking brake when shifted into park.

The Cause:

  • An out-of-specification accelerator pedal with a nonconforming chip can drift outside its normal range, especially in high cabin temperatures. This can trick the system into thinking the driver is still pressing the pedal.

The Risk:

  • If auto-hold or park don’t activate, the vehicle could roll forward unexpectedly, increasing the risk of accidents.

The Fix:

  • Rivian has released a free over-the-air (OTA) software update that addresses the issue.
  • All affected vehicles will also receive a free replacement accelerator pedal.
  • Owner notification letters will be mailed February 16, 2024.
  • Rivian customer service can be reached at 1-888-748-4261.

What to Do:

  • If you own a 2022 Rivian R1T or R1S built between June 10, 2021, and October 31, 2022, contact Rivian to confirm if your vehicle is affected.
  • Download and install the latest OTA software update as soon as it becomes available.
  • Schedule an appointment with Rivian for a free accelerator pedal replacement.

Additional Information:

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Campaign Number: 23V883
  • Rivian Recall Number: FSAM 1342
  • You can also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit www.nhtsa.gov for more information.

Remember: This recall is to ensure the safety of you and others on the road. Please take immediate action to address the issue if your vehicle is affected.


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