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News Polestar 2 Recalled For a Second Time In Only A Few Weeks

Polestar 2 Recalled For a Second Time In Only A Few Weeks

The Polestar 2 is experiencing teething issues, now with a second recall, but the car’s still impressive


  • Recall #1 involved an issue with the Battery Energy Control Module.

  • This time, it has to do with the High Voltage Coolant Heater.


As an EV start-up, Polestar is simply going through the motions. Launching an all-new product with equally new technologies does come with some risks. The first recall campaign, launched in early October, involved the car losing power while driving because of a faulty inverter. This time, it’s about the High Voltage Coolant Heater (HVCH).

The HVCH is responsible for both cabin and high voltage battery heating and so the faulty units will be replaced. Although this is an annoyance for current and future owners (some deliveries will be delayed), the silver lining is that Polestar will use this opportunity to upgrade the cars.

2021 Polestar 2 First Drive Review: A Conventional EV

The upgrade will involve fitting the cars with the ability to receive over-the-air updates in the future. This means that future non-hardware issues will be fixable via “invisible” software updates according to electrek.co.

For the first issue, 4,586 Polestar 2 units are involved. For this new recall campaign, 3,150 owners will receive a notification to bring their cars to their local service centers.

2021 Polestar 2 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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