Lucid Motors Calls For Recall Of Some Lucid Air EVs Over Instrument Display Wiring Failure


Lucid Motors has issued a recall for some of its luxury electric sedans for a faulty wiring harness connected to the instrument panel. The recall affects 1117 model year 2022 Lucid Air sedans in all trim levels. The recall was: first reported by Lucide Insidera blog about the EV company.

The recall focuses on the possibility that the “wired data connection to the instrument panel may not have been properly secured during assembly,” a spokesperson said in an email. “Lucid is not aware of any instances where these components in a vehicle have failed or caused an instrument panel interruption.”

The extra-long cable harness, which houses the Ethernet wires for the center and left driver display, can be damaged by contact with the steering column. Damaged wiring can lead to “potential loss of data communication to the displays,” the company reports. “Loss of communication on these screens could interrupt the updating of the speedometer, gear selection indicators, tell-tales and other in-vehicle messages.”

The number of vehicles being recalled appears to exceed the number Lucid has delivered to its customers. In its fourth-quarter 2021 earnings report, the company said it had delivered 125 vehicles to customers by the end of the year. And in its most recent report for the first quarter of 2022, Lucid said it was sending 360 vehicles to customers.

In a statement to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Lucid said it had established a “clean point” for production on May 4, 2022, after which Lucid is assured that any “excess harness length” is secured to not affect operation. of the instrument panel. “All Lucid vehicles manufactured before the cleanup point may be affected,” the company said. The company is in the process of ordering new wiring harnesses that are not too long.

This is Lucid’s second recall. The firstreleased in February sought to address a potential suspension issue that the automaker says is caused by “incorrect installation by a supplier.”

Lucid struggles to get cars off the factory floor amid supply chain problems and other disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last quarter, the Newark, California-based company announced it lowered its annual production expectations to 12,000 vehicles from its original forecast of 20,000 vehicles.