Volvo recalls all Polestar 2 electric cars due to accidental engine shutdown

Volvo, now owned by Chinese manufacturer Geely, is returning all Polestar 2 electric vehicles for revision.

What happened
A very serious problem was identified in the car. Due to a software bug, Polestar 2 may shut down the motor arbitrarily. Moreover, this happens in motion. Three such cases have already been reported in Sweden, Dagens Industri reports. The journalists found out that turning off the engine does not mean loss of control and brakes. That is, in the event of such an unpredictable situation, drivers can easily stop the car, but then it will have to be towed.

According to company representatives, the problem may be related to security functions. They promised to report the exact reason after a complete software diagnosis. By the way, such an arbitrary shutdown of the engine has been encountered more than once in electric vehicles. A similar situation at one time was with the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt.

If you suddenly did not know
The Polestar 2 is a five-door electric fastback that was announced in 2019. In March this year, the new product began to be produced at a plant in China, and in June it went on sale in Europe. The car is made on the CMA platform. The car has two electric motors with a total power of 408 hp. and a 78 kWh battery with a power reserve of up to 500 km. The declared acceleration “to hundreds” – 4.7 sec. Polestar 2 costs in Europe from 58,800 euros.

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