By on July 9, 2015

Hummer H3. Photo courtesy wikipedia.org

General Motors is recalling nearly 200,000 Hummer H3 and H3T models due to an increased fire risk, Autoblog is reporting.

According to the automaker, the car’s HVAC system can overheat and melt surrounding plastic, which could increase the chance for a fire in the car. GM says the fire has burned 42 cars and injured three people so far, but no crashes or fatalities have been reported. The recall effects 2006-2010 H3 models and 2009-2010 H3T cars.

Dealers are being instructed to replace the harness and connector module for the blowers in the SUVs. In total, 194,379 cars are being recalled, 164,993 are in the U.S.

A separate, but unrelated recall, more than 50,000 Chevrolet Sparks and Sonics are being recalled due to a malfunction in the OnStar system’s software that can lock up the car’s radio and seatbelt warning signal. The malfunction may drain the battery, the automaker said.

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16 Comments on “GM Recalls 200K Hummers Due to Fire Risk...”


  • avatar
    LeMansteve

    I can’t remember the last time I saw a H3 on the road.

    When you say “dealer”, since there are no more Hummer dealers will any GM-brand dealer do this?

    • 0 avatar
      qfrog

      Likewise, I haven’t seen one in ages.

    • 0 avatar
      DevilsRotary86

      I see them a fair bit in the North Dallas area. They aren’t particularly common, but I see maybe 1 or 2 a month.

      Dallas seems to be the home of misfit trucks. In addition to Hummer H3’s I see Nissan Titans on a regular basis and just the other day I saw an actual Mitsubishi Raider

    • 0 avatar
      Hummer

      They must have all moved to NC, I swear I’ve seen more H2s and H3s in the past year than I saw when they were in production.

    • 0 avatar
      Hummer

      And yes, any GM dealer, there really hasn’t been any affect on getting parts or getting service. Granted I do most of my servicing, but the old Hummer service department is still glad to help.

  • avatar
    athoswhite

    Not that he’s doing a bad job–I’ve been quite impressed, as a matter of fact–but did Verticalscope fire EVERYBODY except Aaron and Mark? Non “ticker” content has been mighty scarce lately…

  • avatar
    Hummer

    This has been a known issue since at least 2007, I wonder why this is now an concern. I’ve held these melted connectors in my hands, I don’t see how they could start a fire, but it is a very real problem. Cleaning house I guess.
    Guess I need to get the old 3T out of hibernation.

  • avatar
    FreedMike

    Well, I always thought these should be killed with fire…

  • avatar
    APaGttH

    Are we going to cover the additional 4.5 million vehicles with Takata built Claymore mines in the dashboard that got recalled today.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/10/business/honda-recalls-millions-more-vehicles.html

  • avatar
    Mr Imperial

    Are vehicles of this age the “responsibility” of the “old” GM? Ones manufactured prior to the bankruptcy? Is this action effectively opening the doors for warranty issues for all older GM vehicles?

    Or is my vague assumption of the GM bankruptcy way off?

  • avatar
    Beerboy12

    Hummers use plastic… OMW!!!

  • avatar
    gtemnykh

    I love H3s for their underpinnings and available options: straight forward BOF with a solid rear axle (old Colorado chassis) available front and rear lockers, manual transmissions, and even a V8 option that our resident Hummer expert B&Ber Hummer demands in every vehicle. Stock trucks can fit upsized tires with little difficulty. However, the interiors both in packaging, visibility, and construction are absolutely horrid IMO. Tiny slot windows, massive pillars, low roof, small trunk. That eliminates it from consideration as an effective overlanding vehicle to me.

  • avatar
    ChichiriMuyo

    200,000 atrocities temporarily off the road. If only we could drop them into compactors instead.

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