Volvo is recalling all Polestar 2 saloons to update a software error which caused a handful of owners sudden and unexpected power loss to all four wheels. The power loss subsequently caused the affected vehicles to roll to a stop. The recall affects over 2,000 vehicles sold in China and Europe. No accidents or injuries have been reported. Owners of the Polestar 2 have been instructed to drive to their nearest service center. Easier said than done considering the revelation of the software fault.
Volvo does not yet offer an over-the-air software update service, and will not do so until Q1 2021. Norway is the biggest market for the Polestar 2 with 843 models sold in the region. China is not so keen, only 30 examples have been sold to the biggest car market in the world.
The all-electric compact saloon retails from £46,000 in the UK. The 72.5 kWh battery offers 235 mile range, AWD 300kW of power (402bhp), and a top speed of 127mph with a 0-60mph capability of 2.7 seconds.