This sucks but it has happened to everyone at some point. There are shops that specialize in wheel repair that can make it look pretty good without major work.
This is good advice to avoid clipping a rear wheel on an inside curb of a turn. But this was a mistake judging the distance of the right front against a curb at zero mph while watching the cameras.First truck or longer type vehicle? This stuff happens to the inexperienced in longer vehicles. You’ll get used to driving and taking turns wider. You don’t hug the turn up front you try to shoot for your front end hugging the outside of your lane to make the turn. Ever see a semi take a right turn? Like that but less exaggerated.
That’s a bummer. Time to install some curb feelers I suppose
Sorry, but if that's 'major' damage, what would 'minor' damage look like?After driving my R1T for a month and 1,600 miles, I’m still having trouble scraping curbs while parking, which I’ve never had driving other cars over the past 40 years. Last night it happened for the third time, this time causing major damage to my (22”) right front wheel.
The damage occurred when I was parking along a tricky curved curb of a residential cul-de-sac. This was frustrating because I was being very careful and thought I was about 6” away from the curb. I was looking at the cameras, inching along, when I felt & heard the tragic SCRAPE.
Of course, all of the blame goes to the driver (me), but the truck could’ve provided better assistance to help avoid this. How? By allowing the option to have the side or bird’s eye camera on the bigger part of the screen, rather than the small side part of the screen. Especially at night, the cameras aren’t very helpful in determining the proximity of the wheels to a curb. To avoid this happening to you, leave more space than the cameras make you think is needed.
This is the first vehicle I’ve had with these types of cameras, and they’re mostly wonderful. But I think I put too much trust in them & thought I understood what I was seeing.
I also don’t like that the 22” wheels stick out beyond the tire sidewall, resulting in a minor curb touch like this causing major cosmetic damage. When it’s time to replace these tires, I’ll probably get some 295/50/22’s. These slightly wider & taller tires will protect my wheels from my sloppy parking skills.
I've rubbed curbs and it seems like as long as you stop as soon as you feel resistance, it won't happen. But it probably also depends on the shape of the curb too.My 22 inch wheels don’t stick out past the sidewall. I think you possibly rubbed hard enough to push in the tire sidewall a bit which caused that wheel to contact.
McGrubber!!!Sorry, but if that's 'major' damage, what would 'minor' damage look like?
Its a $100 repair at a rim shop. Or, cover it up with a sharpie or mask around and use rustoleum gloss black from AutoZone. You will forget about it in a week or so.
They should put the radar markers/colors on the main center screen and not just the small
I will be honest, I myself have difficulties estimating front End/back End etc, with Rivian, never had this issue with other Cars .. ... I feel the Camera's do not give good view of the distance ...
It would be a cool idea to have the Cameras and the sensers work together to give some sort of a distance between the car and objects, I Think Tesla dose that can't remember..