R1 Daytime Running Lamps Noncompliance
Rivian Automotive, LLC has decided that certain model year 2022-2024 Rivian R1S and R1T vehicles fail to conform with Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108 “Lighting Systems and Reflective Devices.”
What is the problem?
The affected vehicles were built with daytime running lamps that do not comply with regulatory visibility requirements. If the daytime running lamps are switched off manually by setting the lighting mode to the “parking” setting, the daytime running lights will not reactivate automatically. When the vehicle is operated in the “parking” lights mode, the lamps used as daytime running lamps will illuminate. However, the brightness is not sufficiently bright to meet the requirements of daytime running lamps. This noncompliance may affect visibility and potentially increase the risk of a crash.
Dayime running lamps are on when driving with the vehicle in the “auto” lighting mode. Leaving the lights in this mode, as they are by default, will minimize the safety risk.
What will Rivian do?
Rivian will update the software of the affected vehicles through an over-the-air update (2024.03.02) that will ensure daytime running lamps are reactivated automatically when the vehicle speed goes above 10km/h. The recall service will be available at no cost to you.
What should you do?
Rivian has already implemented a new software update (2024.03.02). As of February 12, 2024 this software will be available on your vehicle, please install this software update 2024.03.02 at your earliest convenience. Software update should take an hour to complete.
If you have further questions, please call Rivian Service Support at 1-855-748-4265.