Tuesday, October 20, 2020
News Report: Recall, Stop-Sale on All Polestar 2 Cars

Report: Recall, Stop-Sale on All Polestar 2 Cars

Polestar 2 recalled over software issue

  • Software glitch could cut power during driving

  • No word on when fix will be ready


Electrified automaker Polestar is making a big recall. Every single one of the Polestar 2 cars built, and all 2,200 delivered so far, will be recalled (or not delivered until fixed) because of a reported software error that’s causing them to stop working.

The report of the news comes from Degens Industri, a Swedish business site, and we first saw it through Inside EVs. DI reported that a software issue could cause the vehicles to shut down suddenly, even while driving. Three drivers in Sweden are said to have experienced the glitch, though no accidents or injuries have been reported so far.

Polestar PR confirmed to DI that the most important parts of the vehicle, namely steering and brakes, continue working after the cars stop working, which is likely why there haven’t been crashes yet. They called the software issue “very safety-critical”, which is why all Polestar 2s will need to be fixed.

While the report doesn’t indicate how the recall will be performed, or how long it will take, there is a benefit in that few cars have been delivered to customers. At this point, it appears that none of the all-EV 2s has yet been delivered in Canada, and an attempt to order one on the automaker’s site this morning gives an estimated delivery date in February this year. The brand has not yet posted sales for the US market, where the 2 is currently available.

 

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