High Voltage Battery Pack May Short Circuit – 2022-2023 Volvo VNRE

September 21, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V705000

High Voltage Battery Pack May Short Circuit

A battery short circuit increases the risk of a fire.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V705

Manufacturer Volvo Trucks North America


Potential Number of Units Affected 38



Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo Trucks) is recalling certain 2022-2023 VNRE vehicles. The coolant line in the high voltage battery pack may not be fully seated and locked, which can result in the loss of coolant and an electrical short circuit.



Volvo will inspect the battery packs, and replace them as necessary, free of charge. The affected vehicles are within the manufacturer’s control and therefore no owner letters will be mailed. Owners may contact Volvo Trucks’ customer service at 1-800-528-6586.



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.nhtsa.gov.


Chronology :

On June 30 , 2022 information concerning a battery fire that occurred in Akasol’s Darmstedt Germany manufacturing plant was received by Volvo. On September 6, 2022 Volvo Product Safety Working Group initiates a safety investigation. Based upon Akasol’s findings and concerns on September 13, 2022 Product Safety Working Group makes a recommendation to bring the issue to Product Safety Committee with a recommendation to make a product safety defect determination and recall potentially impacted vehicles. Volvo Product Safety Committee met on September 15, 2022 and makes the determination that a product safety defect exists and to execute a recall.

There have been no warranty claims, field reports, accidents or injuries reported with this issue.


2 Affected Products


VOLVO VNRE 2022-2023


4 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V705-3045.PDF 242.216KB



Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V705-9199.pdf 645.94KB



Recall 573 Report – September 30, 2022

RCLRPT-22V705-3041.PDF 213.853KB



Recall 573 Report – September 21, 2022

RCLRPT-22V705-5104.PDF 213.849KB



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