Polestar recalls its newest EV for the second time this month – ProWellTech
North Star, the electric vehicle brand that was created by Volvo Car Group has issued another recall for its new electric vehicle.
The company is voluntarily recalling nearly 4,600 vehicles on what has been described as a faulty inverter, Reuters reported. Polestar said in a statement that all affected customers will be notified, starting November 2.
“The recall provides for the replacement of defective inverters on most vehicles delivered by customers,” Polestar said in its statement, adding that the inverters convert the energy stored in the battery into the power required by the electric motors.
According to the company, the required hardware can be run in a single service visit. Vehicles in North America were not affected by the recall, a spokesperson told ProWellTech. Vehicles in Switzerland were also not affected.
The company also said that the vehicles require service for its high voltage coolant heater (HVCH). The HVCH is responsible for both the cab heating and the high voltage battery. Faulty parts fitted to early production cars need to be replaced, the company said. The total number of affected vehicles that are delivered to customers is 3,150.
“As part of the actions required by the recall and service campaign, all vehicles will also be upgraded to be compatible with upcoming Over-The-Air (OTA) updates,” the company said. “This will allow Polestar to send the new software directly to Polestar 2 vehicles when OTA updates are available.”
Polestar, which was recast in 2017 as an electric performance brand aimed at producing exciting and fun-to-drive electric vehicles, began production this spring of its fully electric Polestar 2 vehicle at a factory in China. The start of production was a milestone for the company which is jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding of China.
However, the company faced first headwinds. Polestar made its final recall on October 2 after several cars suddenly stopped while driving. “This has happened in very, very rare cases,” Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said during an interview with TC Sessions: Mobility 2020, which took place in October. Ingenlath said at the time that none of the reported cases occurred in the United States, nor were any of the affected vehicles involved in an accident. The problem was resolved with a software update.