As GM Authority previously reported, certain units of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup were recalled late last year for an issue related to improperly sealed battery packs, where an affected vehicle had battery packs that could allow water to enter and cause a short circuit. Thankfully, General Motors has now begun the process of replacing incorrectly sealed battery packs in affected Hummer EV Pickups units.
Affecting certain 2022 and 2023 model-year vehicles, dealerships are to replace the high-voltage battery packs. If gone unchecked, affected vehicles could lose propulsion while driving, thus posing an increased risk of a crash or serious injury.
It’s worth noting that GM has tagged this recall with identification number N22380031. In addition, The General makes special note that dealers are required to use a forklift to safely replace the battery in order to remain in compliance with applicable federal, state, providential and local laws.
Any customer that wants to check if their vehicle is affected by this recall can do so at the GM Owner Center website by visiting my.gm.com/recalls and entering their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Customers can also do the same by visiting the NHTSA’s website at vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/.
As a reminder, there are two variants of the GMC Hummer EV – the Hummer EV Pickup and Hummer EV SUV. Despite both being based on the GM BT1 platform, each variant actually boasts its own power output. The Hummer EV Pickup Edition 1 produces 1,000 horsepower and roughly 1,200 pound-feet of torque, while the Hummer EV SUV Edition 1 develops 830 horsepower and about 1,200 pound-feet of torque. Both figures are sourced from GM Ultium battery and GM Ultium Drive motor technologies, which power all four wheels.
Both Hummer EV variants are produced at the GM Factory Zero plant (previously known as the GM Detroit-Hamtramck plant) in Michigan. The Hummer EV Pickup began production in November 2021, while the Hummer EV SUV began production earlier this year.