Polestar 2s are being recalled due to a software glitch that cuts power
That can't be good for an EV...
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.