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Volvo VHD Recall, Volvo VNL Recall, Volvo VNM Recall; Fire Danger

Volvo Recalls VHD, VNL, VNM trucks for fire risk
Report Receipt Date: MAR 21, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V102000 
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,207

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.


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