What problem is causing Lucid Air issues now?
The recent problems have been seen with the Dream Edition, its special launch model. This trim is the most expensive one on the docket, costing approximately $169,000, and it's the one the brand prioritized for production right now.
The issue is with the front strut dampers, which were reportedly constructed incorrectly. Lucid immediately recalled all Airs, contacting owners of potentially problematic vehicles so they could address the problem. It plans to replace the defective components for free.
It appears the brand plans to evaluate all Lucid Air sedans for the strut dampers either through its service centers or through its mobile service to determine which models need a replacement repair.
One of the kinks had to do with the electric steering system that needed some tweaking. Another one was to fix a bug with the charging port. The door apparently would close on its own while the charging cable was attached to the vehicle.
How has that affected the rest of the company's production goals?
Initially, Lucid planned to produce 20,000 vehicles by the end of this year, but that appears to have been pushed back a bit. The Dream Edition was supposed to have 500 sedans built by the end of 2021, but it only made 203 models, stating they were pushing its goals back to ensure a higher quality run with its first batch.
Lucid also claimed to produce 50,000 vehicles by the end of 2023. While it's possible that could still come true, it's not likely, since the brand is so far behind as of right now. Lucid had planned to roll out the Touring Trim by Spring of 2022 and begin production on the Grand Touring trim.
However, Lucid isn't pushing quantity right now because the brand is putting safety and quality first. You can't fault a company that wants to do things right the first time around so there aren't so many headaches down the road.
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