The part that controls the heating and cooling fan’s speed can overheat when used for long periods of time. The overheating has caused nearby plastic parts in the vehicle to melt and increases the risk of a fire starting. GM says that so far there have been 42 reports of fires in Hummer vehicles. Three of those fires included minor burn injuries.
GM says that car dealers will replace the defective part and wiring harness at no cost.
Also recalled this week was the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic. This recall affects 2014 and 2015 Sparks and 2015 Chevrolet Sonics that are equipped with a base radio and GM’s OnStar.
The radio in these vehicles can become stuck on a navigation mode that will make the screen become blank. This then causes all audio and safety functions to become disabled. GM has no reports of any accidents or injuries due to this problem at this time.
GM dealers will update the radio software to correct the problem.
Defective vehicles can cause serious and sometimes fatal injuries. These vehicles are not only a danger to the occupants of the vehicle but also others on the road. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident that you believe was caused by a defect in a vehicle, contact the personal injury attorneys at Berger and Green for a free no obligation consultation.
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