Polestar 2 EV recalled in China, Europe over software defect

Polestar 2 EV recalled in China, Europe over software defect

  • Geely, the parent company behind Polestar and Volvo, recalled about 2,200 Polestar 2s over a software defect, Reuters reported via Swedish financial paper Dagens Industri.
  • The defect can cause the cars to lose power and stop running, even while they are driving.
  • The recall only affects Polestar 2s in China and certain parts of Europe. Cars in the US and Canada are not affected.
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The brand-new, Tesla-challenging¬†Polestar 2 EV just got hit with a major recall. Don’t worry if you’re in North America, though. The recall is only for cars in China and certain parts of Europe.

Geely, the parent company of Polestar and Volvo, recalled about 2,200 2s over a software defect, Reuters reported on Saturday, citing Swedish financial outlet Dagens Industri. The defect caused “several cars” to lose power and stop running, even while they were being driven.

All Polestar owners were informed on Friday to correct the problem at their nearby dealerships, according to Dagens Industri.

“There have been no accidents or personal injury,” a Polestar spokesperson told the outlet. “Brakes, steering and other systems are working as they should.”¬†

When asked for additional comment, a Polestar spokesperson told Business Insider that the recall does not affect any US or Canadian cars, only cars in China and select EU markets. 

The spokesperson also included a statement from Polestar’s headquarters: “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 2,189 potentially affected registered customer vehicles in Europe and China are being recalled. No North American vehicles are impacted,” it read.

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