Recall Alert: 2006-2010 Hummer H3

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GM has issued a recall for 162,129 Hummer H3 vehicles from the 2006-2010 model years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall is due to a potential defect in the hood that could cause it to detach while being driven. Some of the H3s from these model years have integral clip-tabs on the hood’s louver that may fracture. In these cases the hood louver could rattle against the hood and come loose. Gone unaddressed, more clips could fracture and the hood could come free while the vehicle is in motion.

If the hood comes free at any decent speed, it would become a dangerous projectile that could strike another vehicle.

Dealers will use an adhesive to secure the hood louver to the hood free of charge. Owners may contact Hummer at 800-732-5493 or NHTSA’s hot line at 888-327-4236.

Comments 

I work in Safety Communications at GM. The above-mentioned Hummer recall DOES NOT have a condition in which the hood can loosen and detach. There is a decorative louver in the hood - black plastic or chrome - that can loosen and detatch. This is VERY different from your post. Please fix it for the record since many use your site to write their stories. There is nothing like this in the government filing.

TK

"General Motors revealed it is recalling 198,000 2006-1010 Hummer H3 and H3T models to rectify a loose trim piece mounted on the hood."-motortrend.com

Nothing about the hood flying off, Stephen Markley.

Troy S.

Sorry but, any piece that flys off of the front of a vehicle while it's in motion can't be good whether it's the hood, a louver or any other part...It's going to cause damage or create a dangerous situation for other vehicles.

zol

More and more car being recalled..
Is it really good for customer ??

Evan

I have an H3 Alpha and am confused about what is being recalled because in the start of what I just read and what I have seen on the news it starts out by saying the hood flyies off when the truck is in motion and then as it goes on it states that it is the black p[lastic/chrome trim piece?

So my question is what the heck is the recall for, the trim piece or the hood itself because meither on here, the news or anywhere else you look is it clear. It starts by leading you to believe it's the hooid itself then steers off to the left and goes on about the hood trim piece, either way it's a dangerous situation but it would be nice to know which part of the truck their talking about.

WILSON

I have a 2006 hummer h3,thats my pride and joy.For the last few months its starts driving ok for 10 -156 min, then its gets really noist and develops a high resistance to propulsion and then burns the gas twice as much.I stopped at a dealer and the Hummer trained tech said the transfer case has a manufactured plastic fork that ingages the 4 wheel drive. T he fork was since upgraded to a steel for on newer hummers. My case may possibly be locked in 4 wheel drive.as when I activate the electronic switch I hear grinding and loose traction .It will only drive in the 1st switch to the left(driver) and dill not change from this possition. I this a recall or will I receive some sort of deal to have this repaired.
Wilson

Cassandra

I have a H3 & when I drive it. It always feel like the transmission is going out. I always have to look at the shift to see if it's on the second gear or something. I hate driving it, when I'm pulling into my driveway, it sounds like the gears are going to burn out. Sometimes I think there should be a recall on the whole truck.

Romano

I have a 2006 H3 and my car won't go over 60mph, it says traction off, reduced power and a few other things and my differential just broke I have only 50,000 miles on it and all the differentials after 06 where reinforced the 06 is covered with aluminum does anyone else have these problems, and I never went off road with it I can see the front differential breaking off-roading but I drive in the city there's Noway it should break like that

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