The first reported Hummer H3 caught fire in August of 2008
, and its owner notified NHTSA just a month later. In total, there were 73 incidents involving the HVAC blower motor, including reports of burned or melted components, smoke, and fire itself up to and including total loss of the vehicle, by our count."
Holy smokes. GM waited until January of 2015 to tell NHTSA about fires dating back to August 2008? This is the same company that took over a decade to report faulty ignition switches cutting off power and disabling airbags.
When it comes to safety issues, GM moves at speeds that make snails uncomfortable.
wing 42 reports of fires, 3 reports of minor burns, and 1 giant headache for Hummer owners, GM announced a recall of nearly Hummer 200,000 vehicles.
Although no accidents have been blamed on the problem, three people have been burned from fires that started with overheating modules. The defective module controls the speed of the heating and air conditioning blower motor, but the module can overheat when the blower motor is used for long periods of time.…