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Volvo announces recall for battery switch

Jason Cannon April 3, 2013

Volvo announced plans to recall more than 5,000 model-year 2012-2014 VHD, VNL and VNM trucks, manufactured from April 18, 2011 through March 14, 2013, equipped with a horizontally mounted remote battery disconnect switch.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says the remote battery disconnect switch was manufactured with incorrect hardware, which allows the cables to loosen. Additionally the cables may vibrate and chafe, as mounted.

Loose or chafed cables can lead to overheating of the battery cable and switch, which may result in a fire, the NHTSA says.

Volvo says the company will send owners an interim letter and dealers will replace and relocate the remote battery disconnect switch.

The recall is expected to begin Friday.

Owners may contact Volvo at 1-336-393-2000. Volvo’s recall campaign number is RVXX1301.

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