VOLVO VHD 2012: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Make : VOLVO Model : VHD Year : 2012
Build Dates : 2011-04-18 - 2013-03-14
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V102000
Date Owner's Notified: 2013-05-07 Date Received by ODI: 2013-03-21 Date Added to Database: 2013-03-21
Manufacturers Involved: Volvo Trucks North America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: RVXX1301
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5207
Summary:
      Volvo is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 VHD, VNL, and VNM trucks, manufactured from April 18, 2011, through March 14, 2013, and equipped with a horizontally mounted remote battery disconnect switch. The remote battery disconnect switch was manufactured with incorrect hardware allowing the cables to loosen. Additionally, as mounted, the cables may vibrate and chafe.
Consequence:
      Loose or chafed cables may lead to overheating of the battery cable and switch which may result in a fire.
Remedy:
      Volvo will send owners an interim letter and dealers will replace and relocate the remote battery disconnect switch. The recall began on May 7, 2013. Owners may contact Volvo's recall support line at 1-877-800-4945 and select option 1.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Volvo's recall campaign number is RVXX1301.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY: 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.