Polestar 2s are being recalled due to a software glitch that cuts power

That can't be good for an EV...

43w ago

Shortly after the release of the Polestar 2, there are already reports of a recall due to a software glitch that cuts power. This is never good, but especially not for an electric car.

In a statement by the Swedish car manufacturer, the company has confirmed that it is recalling all Polestar 2 models delivered to customers in Europe and China. This comes out at 2,189 vehicles which are being recalled after three cars lost power to the wheels while driving.

Polestar has said the problem was triggered by a fault in the software of the battery-energy control module. Thankfully, there have been no reports of accidents of injuries caused by the issue.

And for those who can’t send their cars to be fixed, Polestar have said that if a customer does experience a loss of power they should exit the car, lock it and wait for 10 minutes. Then when they re-enter and re-start the car, it should work again. However, this is a short term solution and will not solve the issue.

Out of the Polestar 2s involved in the recall, 843 are located in Norway. A further 595 in Sweden, 280 examples in the Netherlands, 202 in Germany, 129 in Belgium, 110 in the UK, and 30 in China. All other deliveries in other countires have not yet been given to the owners, and these issues will be fixed beforehand.

Join In

Comments (9)

  • Software glitch that cuts power, I’d suggest it’s something and nothing as Volvo is a mainstream manufacturer and its coding that results in an action based on a set of circumstances.

    Just count the number of things that have gone wrong with Teslas and they must run into the hundreds.

    As long as theses things get sorted before there is a serious accident then recalls are normal, unlike of course Tesla’s auto pilot issue.

      9 months ago
  • I guess tis is good news for Tesla......

      9 months ago
  • They were quick to issue this recall. Hope they get it sorted quickly. Polestar looks good.

      9 months ago
  • Cutting power will allow EV to crash into police cars while driver is asleep.

    It's not a bug, it's a feature. (I like to play the tesla fanboy)

      9 months ago
  • Shame.

      9 months ago