• May 5, 2010
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General Motors has just announced a sizeable recall on Hummer H3 models manufactured between 2006 and 2010. According to Consumer Reports, the vehicles have defective hood louvers that could come loose over time and detach from the vehicle while driving. The tabs that hold the louvers in place have been found to break, causing vibration that can lead to total separation.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is warning H3 owners to be on the lookout for any vibration of the louver assembly, as that may be an indicator that a failure is likely. A total of 162,000 Hummers are covered under the recall, and General Motors says that technicians will apply an adhesive in order to keep the louvers from coming loose at no cost. Owners may contact Hummer at 800-732-5493 or visit the NHTSA recall site for more information.



[Source: NHTSA via Consumer Reports]


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      gregula
      • 4 Years Ago
      . this is just a publicty stunt to sell more .
      • 4 Years Ago
      These plastic hood louvers will fit perfectly on the rear window of the 2010 Camaro for the retro look. A ll you need is 4 bungie cords, 2 lbs of wet concrete, and a 12 pack of Schlitz. Oh, and a video camera for the Youtube video.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Darn-it. We bought three in order to suck up more gas......
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am actually surprised to hear that 163 thousands of them were even sold to begin with!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ich lese deinen Blog Es ist sehr schön und es wird hilfreich sein, die neue Generation über die Modellierung und Beobachtung Konzept.Wenn Sie möchten mehr Informationen über die Modelle, gehen Sie zu Models.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i worked at a hummer dealer, and whenever we got in used hummers that we would sell as preowned, one of the first things we would do is to check that crappy hood louver and use "special GM" adhesive with was actually 3m double sided tape. we would use that on everything. especially those cheap side moldings on chevy trucks and tahoes. only once did we replace the louvers because not even the tape would make it stick back down. we didnt "fix" the louvers due to recall but word came from corp to "check it out". that was almost 2 years ago since i worked at hummer.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hmmm...."Excellence for All", indeed! No thanks GM, since I have a choice, I'll look elsewhere.
      • 4 Years Ago
      JB Weld
      • 4 Years Ago
      How about they take them all back and send them straight to the crusher.

      Woulda been a lot smarter than crushing all those EV cars in the 90's that could go 100-150 miles...

      Allright, i feel better now.
        • 4 Years Ago
        your so right ,i gotta laugh at the headline POPULAR SUV LOL W.U.G.G WORHTLESS USELESS GAS GUZZLER why fix a discontuined brand scrape them
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah :P

        Good thing i don't give a crap :D
        • 4 Years Ago
        If this was ABG you'd have 4 stars...lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow. *Adhesive* because that's more cost effective than providing a quality replacement that won't break?

      Every day I get another reason to never ever buy a GM product.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm guessing the adhesive used wasn't a proper high-temperature variant, since the hood is obviously subject to engine heat, unlike the windshield epoxy. Also, keep in mind the kind of "adhesive" that are used to bond metal parts (like those in Lotus or airplanes) need to be cured at high temperatures over a long period of time (that's why these are expensive manufacturing techniques)--which I'm sure Hummer didn't do when they just used 3M double-sided tape to attach those louvers...
        • 4 Years Ago
        "Do your best and caulk the rest" as the saying goes...

        • 4 Years Ago
        "Adhesive"

        Don't fly on a plane, they are all glued together now.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Do the right thing and "fix" all Hummers permanently with a just two
        quarts of sodium silicate added to an oil-free crankcase. Works real good.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @bigballs
        Thats what really annoyed me about the camaro. All it was was waiting and waiting and waiting, and then they go and do the same thing they did with the GTO (albeit with a bit better execution) and pull another holden model and put an american face on it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You're right. Let's see if Toyota can spare some zip ties.

        Since adhesive works just fine for keeping your windshield in place, why is it a problem here?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Car makers are actually using adhesives to replace metal welds, so that is not really a big deal. Would have been better to not have that plastic thing on the hood in the 1st place.
        bigballs442
        • 4 Years Ago
        That is the least of GMs problems,they have promised over and over for the last 30 sum years that the next model was going to be the best yet. All the while turning out sub-par vehicles and letting good designs rot on the vine. I am not only a buy american type but used to be a GM only buyer.NEVER AGAIN. the new camaro is the perfect example,5 years in the wait and all we get is a 5 year old design with the same plastic crap interior.Sorry too little too late.
      frambo
      • 4 Years Ago
      crazy glue will do !
      • 4 Years Ago
      Maybe the majority of the male owners out of the 162,000 should be recalled for their manhoods being too small.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Groza

        Mystery solved. Those H3 women drivers took their men's manhoods.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Most people I see with H3's are women.
      gregula
      • 4 Years Ago
      H3 is awesome and is not a gas hog like the h2 i own one its fact.
      as to women driving these ,i would not recommend it .stick to your echo or kia.
      and get the hell out of my way.
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