But teenagers have their growing pains, and Lucid is no different. The young automaker underwent a few recalls in 2022. Here’s what happened.
The NHTSA cracks down
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is the body that governs road safety, which means that sometimes it puts out recall notices. Lucid was the recipient of 3 notices from NHTSA over the course of 8 months in 2022, beginning on February 16th.
The first recall reported an issue with the suspension, specifically the possible failure of a snap ring on the front strut damper. If this happened, the driver could lose control of the car. Lucid saw 203 vehicles recalled for this hazard.
The second recall notice came in May, and it was very 2022: it concerned issues with screens. The vehicles affected could not properly display information about speed, gears, or warning lights, all critical to the safe operation of a car. This time Lucid was on the hook for 1,117 vehicles.
The NHTSA released its third recall for Lucid in late September. This one, like the first, was something structural—some Lucid cars’ tow eye brackets were not well attached to their frames.
This means that if a tow truck hooked one of these cars up to their tow, the bracket could fall off and the car would go rolling away. Hey, at least you’re not actually driving the thing in this scenario!
Recalls sound scary, but Lucid and its customers have no real reason to worry. Automakers constantly deal with recalls as they try things out—it’s a necessary evil in the building process.
In fact, Lucid is putting up some rookie numbers in the recall department: the Toyota 4Runner has 10 in 2022 so far, and that’s just scratching the surface for all of Toyota.
Talk to us when you’re getting double-digit recalls.
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