General Motors is recalling certain units of the Hummer H3 and H3T over an issue with the HVAC system that increases the risk of a fire.
The defect: in affected vehicles, the connector module that controls the blower motor speed in the heat/vent/air conditioning (HVAC) system may overheat under extended periods of operation at high- and medium-high speeds.
The hazards: the heat could melt the plastic surrounding the connector module, increasing the risk of a fire.
GM is aware of three reported minor burns and 42 fires but no crashes or fatalities related to this condition.
- 2006-2010 Hummer H3 manufactured February 5, 2005 to May 24, 2010
- 2009-2010 Hummer H3T vehicles manufactured May 21, 2008, to May 24, 2010
Number of vehicles affected: 164,993 in the United States. Including Canada, Mexico and exports, the total recall population is 196,379.
The fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected portion of the connector and harness.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Hummer recall should visit recalls.gm.com. There, owners will be able to enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs. If the vehicle is part of the recall, customers should take it to a General Motors dealer.
Owners may contact GM customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Hummer Customer Service: 1-866-486-6376
- GM-Hummer Recall Number: 15042
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 15V421000