Ford Recalls 1,000+ Mach-E Vehicles; Rivian Recalls Hundreds of R1T and R1S EVs

Ford and Rivian have become the most recent automakers affected by new recall notices, both with fixes that can’t simply be performed by over-the-air (OTA) updates.

Ford is recalling 1,175 Mustang Mach-E units while Rivian is recalling 207 R1T and R1S units, as detailed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Monday (via Barron’s).

“The right-rear axle half shafts may have been manufactured improperly, allowing the half shaft stem to break under load,” said the NHTSA of Ford’s Mach-E vehicles in the recall notice. Ford is set to inspect and replace the half shafts for free.

Rivian’s R1T pickup and R1S SUV are being recalled due to some front seatbelt anchors being improperly installed, and they’re also set to be replaced for free.

Ford faced its first F-150 Lightning recall in June, affecting 2,900 of the electric pickup truck. In May, Rivian’s R1T also had its first recall for 502 units in which the airbags would sometimes fail to disable for children.

This year, Ford has issued 52 recalls covering a total of 7.2 million vehicles, while Rivian has had just two recalls all-time affecting a total of 680 vehicles.

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EV giant Tesla, which is still waiting to debut its first electric pickup behind Ford and Rivian, has been affected by 13 recalls covering around 2.3 million vehicles.