Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Volvo is recalling certain models

Report Receipt Date: MAR 21, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V102000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,207
Vehicle Make / ModelModel - Year(s)

  • VOLVO / VHD2012-2014
  • VOLVO / VNL2012-2014
  • VOLVO / VNM2012-2014

Manufacturer: Volvo Trucks North America

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 is expected to begin on April 5, 2013. Owners may contact Volvo at 1-336-393-2000.

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.