GM Recalls Hummer, Spark in Response to Heating, Software Issues

GM Recalls Hummer, Spark in Response to Heating, Software Issues
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July 09, 2015

Five years after the discontinuation of the model, General Motors (GM) is still having to deal with problems caused by the Hummer.

In response to three reports of fires linked to heating, cooling, and ventilation systems, GM is issuing a recall for the 2006-2010 Hummer H3 and the 2009-2010 Hummer H3T.

A faulty module that controls heat and air can overheat, resulting in melting plastic and a higher risk of fire. The fires caused minor burns to owners and the SUV was destroyed in two of the cases. GM will be recalling almost 200,000 Hummers, the majority of which are in the United States.

Additionally, GM announced that 2014 and 2015 model year Chevrolet Spark are also subject to a recall. More than 50,000 units of the new Chevrolet subcompact model have a software issue that requires maintenance. GM claims that radio software can malfunction while using the OnStar navigation system, which causes the display to go blank and will disable important safety warnings.

GM does not believe that this defect has led to any injuries or crashes.

GM will replace the faulty module and wiring in the Hummer and the faulty software in the Spark, free of charge.