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Volvo has revealed that it's recalling 42,000 XC90 SUVs to inspect a suspect battery switch. Only North American vehicles had this switch, which apparently creates the risk of short circuits if the jack handle comes into contact with it. Volvo seems particularly concerned that this could happen on vehicles that were serviced by technicians in such a way that the potential for a short circuit was created. The recall is only for the 2005 Volvo XC90, though. Volvo dealers will check the recalled cars and slap a sticker on them somewhere to instruct future service technicians how to avoid the risk of a short circuit. Apparently it's a preemptive strike by Volvo, as there haven't been any reports of short circuiting so far.

[Source: Reuters]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Why wouldnt they fix the problem, move the jack, something? Placing a "Warning Sticker" around the location just seems like a big band-aid!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Don't matter. I wouldn't consider a Volvo anyway.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If it hasn't happened yet, how did they find out??? Must have happened to someone.
        • 7 Years Ago
        it most likely was an issue with durability testing at the supplier, and they had an open issue that they couldn't prove or did prove that it could casue a real life failure, so they issued a recall to make sure their image as 'SAFE' would nt be questioned later on if something did happen.

        this type of recall happens all the time, even when it's not made public news all the time.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Recalled to put a sticker on. Cost them the price of postage and I'm sure there will be no line ups at the dealer.