Polestar recalls popular electric car model, more than 800 cars in Norway affected

Polestar 2Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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The Swedish-Chinese electric car manufacturer Polestar is recalling almost 2,200 cars of the new model Polestar 2, among them over 800 in Norway.

Several car owners experienced the new cars losing power and suddenly stopping while driving. 

According to the newspaper, three such cases have taken place in Sweden, Dagens Industri wrote on Friday.

“There have been no accidents or injuries due to the error. Brakes, steering, and other systems work as they should,” Polestar’s communications manager Brent Ellis said.

However, the recall won’t affect all models, the Swedish newspaper emphasized.

The recall applies to 2,189 cars that have been sold in China, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom, Polestar Norway’s marketing manager, Joakim Lien, informed Tek.no.

843 cars recalled in Norway

A total of 843 cars are being recalled in Norway, where just under 1,500 cars of this model have been sold so far.

This is a recall that only requires a software update to correct an internal logic error in the “Battery Energy Control Module, Lien told the website.

According to Polestar, owners who experience their car suddenly stopping can get it going again by locking it, waiting for 10 minutes, and then restarting it.

In addition to the 2,189 cars, another 1,077 cars sold in Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom may have incorrectly adjusted headlights, and they will also be called in. 

Polestar is owned by Chinese Geely and Volvo Cars, which are also owned by Geely. 

The Polestar 2 model is manufactured in China.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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