Lucid may not be too happy with one of its suppliers. That is because of an issue with the front struts. It would lead it to recall the Air just months after the first models have made it to its customers.
Lucid – The Front Strut Damper Assembled Incorrectly
Also, the automaker did say there was a chance that a part was used in the suspension. The front strut may have been assembling incorrectly by its supplier. Also, the snap rings on that part may have been installing in the wrong orientation. It would mean it is recalling 203 vehicles.
Moreover, Lucid did expect one percent of the vehicles that are recalling to have the incorrectly manufacturing part.
In fact, Lucid did expect one percent of the vehicles that are recalling to have the incorrectly manufactured part. Also, naturally, if a part of the suspension does fail, it can increase the likelihood of a crash. Therefore, it can replace the affected front strut mounts that will, in fact, be important.
Also, the automaker did send email communication to owners on February 21st, it did ask them to prepare for a recall of 2022 model year vehicles.
Loss of Ground Clearance
“Moreover, this condition may also result in a sudden loss of ground clearance, vehicle vibration, and front brake line damage, thus increasing the risk of a crash,” Lucid did write in the email. “Plus, a snap fail could occur without warning to the driver. Then, if the failure causes damage to the electrical connections to the damper, the driver would then receive a warning message station ‘Suspension Control Fault. Contact Service Center.’”
In fact, the automaker also wrote that failure could then result in a brake hose leak. It would lead the driver to receive a message about low brake fluid levels and, presumably, the eventual loss of brake performance.
Lucid will inspect and fix strut dampers where necessary, that is a process that could take up to four hours. The process will be done free of charge.