The hummers are being recalled as the ventilation fan motor controls can overheat and start a fire.
It has been quite a long time since we have heard of the Hummer which is the oversized SUV that the General Motors used to make. However General Motors became the target of environmentalists due to the Hummer and so had to discontinue it but the Hummer is the in the spotlight once again.
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General Motors will be recalling about 196,000 Hummer sport utility vehicles because of an electrical problem that has already resulted in two vehicles being destroyed in fires. This is because the ventilation fan motor controls can overheat and can start a fire.
Around 20 complaints have been filed by Hummer owners with the safety agency about fires inside the dashboard. According to the safety agency they had started to receive these complains back in 2008.
The recall by General Motors includes 165,000 vehicles in the United States that includes the Hummer H3 from the 2006-10 model years and the H3T from 2009-10, according to NYTimes. 31000 Hummers will be recalled from other countries.
Apart from this General Motors will also be recalling around 51,000 Chevrolet Spark and Sonic models as they need to repair a problem with its radio software that can lock the display screen in the OnStar navigation mode.
According to General Motors the module that basically controls the heating and air conditioning blower motor speed can overheat when it is operated for a long time. This results in the melting of nearby plastic and increases the risk of fire. GM stated that it had no knowledge of any crashes, injuries or fatalities related to the Spark and Sonic radio problem.
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General Motors had shut down its Hummer production back in 2010 after a proposed sale to a Chinese company fell through. However even then the company had agreed to honor its warranties on the vehicles.