Potentially affected vehicles were produced between September 21st last year and April 12th this year at the automaker’s Normal assembly plant. Formerly owned and operated by Mitsubishi, the Illinois-based facility used to make the Outlander Sport, Eclipse, Mirage, Galant, Endeavor, and badge-engineered models sold under the Dodge, Plymouth, and Eagle marques.
502 vehicles are listed in the attached report, of which the estimated percentage with the aforementioned condition is 100 percent. The owner may be made aware of the issue by the illumination - or lack thereof - of the passenger airbag off lamp in the lower corner of the center display. Rivian also notes the passenger seatbelt chime ringing when the seat is empty.
The automaker puts the blame on the supplier, Hyundai Transys Michigan, for the poor calibration of the occupant classification system. Rivian will begin contacting affected customers via e-mails, texts, and in-vehicle messaging as soon as possible. Mailed notifications will be carried out on or before July 1st. The remedy component is a front passenger seat assembly that’s been properly built and calibrated, most likely by the same supplier.
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