Why Following Correct Torque Procedures is Critical
Torque tools play a key role in ensuring safety and quality in a variety of industries. But these torque tools can only provide this quality when the correct torque procedures are followed. Click on the case studies below to read about what can go wrong when torque procedures aren’t followed correctly in a variety of industries.
American electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian voluntarily recalled 13,000 vehicles in 2022 due to a loose fastener that could’ve led to problems whilst steering the vehicle.
The fastener, which connected the front upper control arm and the steering knuckle, was deemed to have been insufficiently torqued during installation. If this fastener came loose, it could’ve led to wheel tilt, vibrations and critically, loss of steering control.