Automated Ownership Transfer - Streamline the Process With Rivian's New System
Automated Ownership Transfer
The process of transferring ownership of a second-hand car can be a long and tedious one. Many people have experienced this issue, especially when buying a used Rivian R1T. Recently, someone bought an R1T for $100k with many options included in the sale. They were still waiting for Rivian to change the ownership and couldn't use the app on their phone.
Fortunately, they called Rivian support who said they would call back to do the process but nothing was moving. The buyer then asked if there was a service center nearby that could help switch it over, however, this wasn't possible either.
This isn't a new problem as back in 2015 someone had purchased a used Tesla and had to jump through several hoops before gaining access to the app. It took them a couple weeks to prove the transfer of ownership. This is likely due to the fact that Tesla didn't make money from it so it wasn't seen as a priority item.
Rivian may also be similar in this respect and it's always best to ask the seller to give you the original account if they no longer need it. That way you can immediately gain access to the app and change the info over time to your own, including changing the email and password.
Luckily, after discussing this issue on forums, the buyer was able to get their name registered overnight and now has full access to their vehicle's app. This goes to show how helpful online communities can be when trying to solve problems like these!
However, this isn't the only way to transfer ownership. Rivian has recently implemented an automated process that allows buyers and sellers to quickly switch over their accounts without having to wait for a call back from support or jump through hoops.
This is done by simply entering in the VIN number of the vehicle into Rivian's website and then following a few steps on both sides of the transaction. This makes it much easier for everyone involved as they don't have to worry about waiting days or weeks before getting access again!
Overall, transferring ownership can be a long and tedious process but with new technologies like automated systems, it doesn't have to be anymore! It's important for buyers and sellers alike to understand how these processes work so that they can get their vehicles up-and-running faster than ever before.
We bought a second-hand car a week ago and are still waiting for Rivian to change ownership. Why is the process taking so long?
It is likely that Rivian has not dealt with many ownership transfers, so it may be stuck in some queue. Contacting support or calling them should help move the process along. If they say they will call back, wait for their response.
How much did you pay for the second-hand car?
The car cost 100k, but there are a lot of options in the second-hand market.
Is there a service center nearby that can help with the transfer of ownership?
It may be possible to go directly to a service center and ask them to switch it over. However, contacting support or calling them should help move the process along.
What was the experience like when transferring ownership of a Tesla?
When transferring ownership of a Tesla back in 2015, it took a couple weeks and involved jumping through a few hoops to prove the transfer of ownership before gaining access to the app. It is likely that Rivian will be similar.
What advice would you give to someone selling their Rivian?
If the seller only purchased one vehicle with their account, they should give the buyer the original account as they likely don't need it anymore. This way, the buyer can have immediate access to the app and can change the information over time to their own, including changing the email and password.
What documents do I need to transfer ownership?
Generally, you will need the title of the car, proof of insurance, and a bill of sale. You may also need to provide proof of identity and address. It is best to check with Rivian support for the exact requirements.
Is there anything else I should know about transferring ownership?
Make sure that all paperwork is filled out correctly and that all signatures are present. Also, make sure to keep copies of all documents in case they are needed in the future. Finally, it is important to update your insurance policy with the new owner's information as soon as possible.