All Polestar 2s Recalled for Software Glitch That Can Shut Down the EV

From Car and Driver

  • Polestar has recalled all of its Polestar 2 electric vehicles to fix a software glitch that could cause the vehicle to lose power while driving.
  • Owners of the Polestar 2 have been told by the automaker to take their vehicles to a service center to have the vehicle’s software updated to fix the issue.
  • No injuries or accidents have been reported due to the issue.

The Polestar 2 has only been on the road for a few months around the world, and it’s already experiencing some new-car issues. The Volvo– and Geely-owned electric-vehicle startup has recalled all 2189 Polestar 2 cars after several vehicles lost power while driving.

Polestar sent Car and Driver the following statement: “We issued a voluntary safety recall for Polestar 2 after we investigated, verified, and developed a solution for an issue reported by a small number of customers. A fault in the logic of the Battery Energy Control Module requires a manual software update to be rectified. A total of 2189 potentially affected registered customer vehicles in Europe and China are being recalled.”

Owners of Polestar 2s have been informed by the automaker to take their vehicles to a local service center to have the vehicle’s software updated to solve the issue.

Because no Polestar 2 EVs have been delivered yet to North America, the issue hasn’t hit the U.S., and it’s likely that when those vehicles do end up on our shores, the issue will have already been fixed.

The Polestar is not the first EV to experience this type of glitch. In 2016, both the Fiat 500e and the Volkswagen e-Golf had software issues that could cause those vehicles to shut off.

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