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I have now been able to haul the family of 5 around for 2 weeks in the R1S. We have put on 999 miles to date and completed our first ever family tent camping. I posted a quick-comment post that can be found right here but this new post is to serve as additional follow up for hopefully others to answer my previous questions and journal new issues and thoughts.

Prior post:
https://www.rivianforums.com/forum/...ments-that-may-help-my-user-experience.18337/

New detail:

I have now 3 and likely soon to be 4 open service center ticket items. It’s unfortunate I’m waiting until November to get these very most minor annoyances out of the way but on the bright side it’ll give me an extra month or two to find other problems which include:
  1. Dent in driver side pillar tweeter
  2. What appears to be a chip in the charge port door *although I sent a pic to SC they didn’t brush it off so unsure if this is intentional
  3. Driver side front door makes a sound as if it’s rubbing against something when opening and closing probably making something worse.
  4. The rear tailgate has refused to open or opened and immediately shut with no apparent reason.
  5. Driver side seat trim is separating
  6. Middle seat Rivian trim is separating
  7. Driver side back door weather stripping is crooked
  8. 3 misaligned panels I’ve found thus far with further scrutiny
  9. A knock or tock that sounds very similar to the turn signal being left on I will hear faintly at low speeds
  10. Cupholder middle fold down piece I feel like does not function as designed. It does not stay level unless you have the seat fully reclined which would seem to be ridiculous oversight
There are some other minor items I’m thinking about but for now this is my list. Again, all very minor.

Going over to items that are more fun.. the good stuff.
  • The Rivian is performing awesome as a family hauler. The bench seat 3rd row is becoming a game changer compared to what we are used too(captain chairs) for the reason that the boys now no longer hit, touch, bother or get into mischief. Even the shortest of trips has been pleasant. Very happy with that.
  • Range accuracy has been spot on in all day to day circumstances.
  • We used every inch of the cargo capacity of the Rivian for our camping trip.. this would not have been possible with any other SUV in my mind, only perhaps a Sienna or another similar minivan. Of course we don’t have any extended top cargo carrier.. that may be a new purchase
  • Excellent sound system
  • The white seats have been very durable and have cleaned up well. I do have an appointment planned for getting them ceramic coat
  • Gear guard works well but I think it’s starting maybe 2 seconds too late in most situations
  • 3rd row access works very well
  • I think I’ve mastered the garage door functionality.. you need to be away from the door it seems a decent distance and do a double tap and it seems to work flawlessly that way. It’s not perfect tho so I will unfortunately keep my door opened still in the car just in case.
  • The Rivian drives impressively smooth with no bumpiness. I got in another R1S an earlier VIN and I got sailboat motion sickness.. I’m not sure what’s going on with the difference between what I ended up with and what now I’m understanding others to be talking about. My R1S does not hit waves like a pontoon.
  • I still can’t say I’m overly impressed with the acceleration but I’ve come to terms that perhaps electric cars have just dulled my reality. My neighbors 2024 M3 “feels” faster even if it isn’t supposed to be and by an incredible amount. Perhaps ICE vehicles at that speed are just more violent, but gas just feels better to 60 than all but the Tesla Plaid.
Overall we love the Rivian. It could be honey moon phase but at this juncture I can’t really picture a vehicle I’d replace this with. I’m hoping it remains a reliable staple in my garage for the kids and adventures. Next opportunity will be to get a teardrop camper maybe during an end of season sale. Any suggestions?!

Rivian R1T R1S 2 weeks and 999 miles later in the Rivian R1S IMG_3441
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Interestingly I have also did 1,000 miles in my first two weeks and have noticed the same crooked driver side rear weather stripping.
 

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I have two dents in the front row pillar tweeters. I think this might be part of the design. I had the same reaction until I realized they're symmetrical :)
 
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I have two dents in the front row pillar tweeters. I think this might be part of the design. I had the same reaction until I realized they're symmetrical :)
The passenger side has no dents, so I have a feeling your part is indeed damaged.
 

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I had a dent in the passenger side tweeter, and that was one of the first things I put a ticket in for that was replaced by service
 

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My front driver door makes the same noise.
 

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  1. 3 misaligned panels I’ve found thus far with further scrutiny
Would you please post pictures of the misalignment? My passenger side 2nd row door is about ⅛ inch misaligned but I was sort of OK with it, curious what you are seeing.
 
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Would you please post pictures of the misalignment? My passenger side 2nd row door is about ⅛ inch misaligned but I was sort of OK with it, curious what you are seeing.
No problem. Here are the misaligned panels that bother me the most. The others I don’t see with my eye so clearly or are not significant enough for me to be upset about it.

First is the tailgate that sticks out on the passenger side. I’m unsure if this is what sometimes my tailgate won’t open, but here it is.

Second shows two pics of the same overlapping issue between passenger front door and fender.

Third pic is the rear passenger bumper separation. It’s flush on the driver side.
Rivian R1T R1S 2 weeks and 999 miles later in the Rivian R1S IMG_3425
Rivian R1T R1S 2 weeks and 999 miles later in the Rivian R1S IMG_3334
Rivian R1T R1S 2 weeks and 999 miles later in the Rivian R1S IMG_3335
Rivian R1T R1S 2 weeks and 999 miles later in the Rivian R1S IMG_3336
 

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Funny about the acceleration - For something that is supposed to be 0-60 in 3 seconds it doesn't feel it to me either. My old IPace was supposedly 4.5ish to 0 and feels faster at pretty much any speed with half the HP (and nearly half the weight).
 

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I think the observation of a lack of feel in acceleration speed has a lot to do with the weight of the Rivian. It’s just a really heavy car, making the acceleration kind of numbingly fast. I bet the Hummer EV with the same 0-60 would feel equally “not fast.”

My Teslas have similar acceleration but it feels faster. Furthermore, a 911 4s that I’ve recently had the chance of driving felt even faster than the Teslas despite the similar acceleration numbers. Going beyond this, I bet a bike would feel even faster (though, I’ve yet to ever get on a bike).
 

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I have that same paint "chip" on my charger door, I think. The more I look at it though, the more I think it's intentional (it's also on the inside a bit - can't be seen when charger door is closed). It is odd though.

I plan to ask service about it during my appointment at end of October! Absurd.

However, absolutely love the car and just finished a road trip with the family and everyone loved it.
 

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We have the same problem with the second row Cupholder. I was told by service that is how it’s designed, but it looks terrible. I will keep noting it at service visits. All we can do is ask.
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