We now have already advised you that Polestar 2 vehicles are stopping in mysterious circumstances. Drivers both get an error message or nothing in any respect, and their vehicles cease working. Nothing is ready to reboot them, and the automobiles need to be towed for restore. Some are ready for greater than a month. The Swedish publication Dager Industri found the rationale and that the corporate will recall all 2,200 items of the Polestar 2 delivered up to now.
In line with the publication, the vehicles are presenting software program errors that may make them shut down even whereas driving. Three of the affected Swedish drivers would have skilled the glitch in these circumstances, fortuitously with no accidents or accidents reported up to now.
Polestar promised to get in contact with InsideEVs as quickly as they’d info to share, however the firm nonetheless didn’t inform in regards to the recall. But, Brent Ellis, from Polestar’s PR division, confirmed to Dager Industri that brakes, steering, and different methods nonetheless work after the vehicles cease working, which most likely explains why there have been no accidents. The software program concern was thought-about “very safety-critical,” which explains why all Polestar 2 items should be recalled.
Whereas we nonetheless don’t have any info on how the recall will likely be carried out or how lengthy it takes to finish, extra readers contacted us relating to the problem. One in every of them was Espen Ekvang, from Sweden.
“Simply learn your article and I can verify that additionally our Polestar 2 – simply pushed for 400km – skilled the identical concern final Monday and acquired towed to the closest workshop. It’s nonetheless there.”
One other affected proprietor was Jean-François Dessambre:
“Right here is my testimony: I acquired supply of my Polestar 2 in Belgium. It acquired immobilized after solely 998 km and seven days of use. It has been in restore since September 15. In line with the Polestar Area Supervisor, it’s a security system linking the excessive voltage and the rear engine. The rear drivetrain is dismantled and they might await this half for week 41.”
That makes the software program glitch report unusual. Both it’s a completely different downside from the one we now have already reported, or the Polestar Area acquired an incorrect evaluation on Dessambre’s automobile. We’ll attempt to uncover which was the case and can both replace this text or write a brand new one to make clear.
Supply: Dager Industri