GM Recalls 200K Hummers Due to Fire Risk
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.
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?
Hummers use plastic... OMW!!!
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.
200,000 atrocities temporarily off the road. If only we could drop them into compactors instead.