Volvo has announced certain model year 2012-2014 VHD trucks, manufactured from April 18, 2011 through March 14, 2013, equipped with a horizontally mounted remote battery disconnect switch. They stated that the remote battery disconnect switch was manufactured with incorrect hardware allowing the cables to loosen. Additionally, as mounted, the cables may vibrate and chafe.
Loose or chaffed cables may lead to overheating of the battery cable and switch which may result in a fire. Volvo will send owners an interim letter and dealers will replace and relocate the remote battery disconnect switch. The recall is expected to begin during April 2013. Owners may contact Volvo at 1-336-393-2000.