Pole Star, The electric vehicle brand that emerged from the Volvo Car Group has issued another recall for its newest electric vehicle.
The company is voluntarily recalling nearly 4,600 vehicles via an inverter it has identified as faulty, Reuters reported. Polestar said in a statement that all affected customers will be notified starting November 2nd.
"The recall involves replacing faulty inverters on most of the customer vehicles delivered," Polestar said in his 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 carried out in a single service visit. Vehicles in North America are not affected by the recall, a spokesman told theinformationsuperhighway. Vehicles in Switzerland were also not affected.
The company also said the vehicles will require service for its high voltage coolant heater (HVCH). The HVCH is responsible for heating the cabin as well as the high-voltage battery. Faulty parts that were attached to early production cars will need to be replaced, the company said. The total number of affected vehicles delivered to customers is 3,150.
"As part of the measures required for the recall and service campaign, all vehicles will also be upgraded to be compatible with the upcoming OTA (Over-The-Air) updates," the company said. "This allows Polestar to push new software directly to Polestar 2 vehicles when OTA updates are available."
Polestar, redesigned as an electric power brand in 2017 to create exciting and fun electric vehicles, began production of its all-electric Polestar 2 vehicle at a plant in China in the spring. The start of production was a milestone for the company, which is jointly owned by the Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding from China.
However, the company faced early headwinds. Polestar made its last recall on October 2nd after several cars suddenly stopped while driving. "This happened on very, very rare occasions," said Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath during an interview at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020, which took place in October. Ingenlath said at the time that none of the reported cases had happened in the United States and none of the affected vehicles had been involved in an accident. This problem was resolved with a software update.