(Western Journal) A California-based electric car maker’s stock tumbled Monday upon the heels of a Friday announcement that the company was recalling almost all of the vehicles it has produced this year.
The Rivian Automotive recall focused on a loose nut on the vehicles’ front suspension, according to CNN.
Rivian said that no injuries have been reported and that the flaw can be fixed quickly.
However, the recall damaged the Amazon-backed company to the point where its stock had dropped almost 10 percent in Monday morning trading. The recall impacts about 13,000 of the 13,198 vehicles Rivian has delivered, Reuters reported Monday.
The company’s vehicles start at about $79,500, according to a Reuters report from March.
The Reuters report Monday said investors feared Rivian won’t make its production goals for the year.
“We have greater concerns on 2023 production expectations,” RBC Capital Markets said in a note on Monday, according to Reuters.
But that is no longer the case: The company’s stock is down 67 percent this year, the AP reported.
Dan Ives, an analyst with the financial securities firm Wedbush, said in a Monday morning note that Rivian is “under a bright spotlight” and any further stumbles could badly damage its image.
“This is a black eye for Rivian,” Ives wrote, according to CNBC.
I wonder if my Rivian stock will also be recalled for a repair.
— Daniel Berk (@danielcberk) October 10, 2022