Rivian, an electric vehicle company specializing in SUVs and pickup trucks, has released a software update called OTA 2023.42 to its users. This update was meant to improve the lock/unlock system, but unfortunately, it caused issues that forced Rivian to remove it.
According to Rivian, the problem occurred due to a “Fat Finger” error, which resulted in the release of the wrong software version and an incorrect security certification. As a result, the R1T and R1S models were affected, with the infotainment system unable to function properly even after a reset. However, the driving experience and the connection with the mobile app remained unaffected.
Rivian has not disclosed the exact number of vehicles impacted but has stated that they will reach out to the affected owners individually to address the software issue. In some cases, it may require the owners to bring their vehicles in for part replacements.
TLDR: Rivian, an electric vehicle company, rolled out a software update that aimed to improve the lock/unlock system. However, due to a “Fat Finger” error, the wrong software version was released, causing issues with the infotainment system. Rivian is working to fix this problem, and affected vehicle owners will be contacted for resolution, possibly requiring part replacements.