Hummer Electric SUVs Recalled (Again) By General Motors
General Motors is once again recalling certain electric Hummer sport utility vehicles. This time around, it is because of malfunctioning battery packs.
Water could get into battery packs inside the vehicles, causing them to malfunction, GM recently told federal regulators. The company says the battery packs were not properly sealed.
“GM is aware of three confirmed reports of this condition causing water to enter the pack, the automaker said in a defect notice filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “In two of the cases, the vehicles would not start. In the third case, the vehicle lost propulsion while driving. A loss of propulsion while driving can increase the risk of a crash.”
The recall covers less than 800 Hummer EVs, which were built between November 2021 and September 2022.
It comes just months after a separate Hummer EV recall, in which the company said leaking water could cause certain control functions to fail. Corrosion could prevent the operation of the driver’s side window, mirrors and door lock controls, GM said at the time.
The recalls raise questions about the quality of the vehicles, which come with a price tag of more than $100,000. General Motors announced back in 2020 that it was reviving the hulking Hummer SUV, this time as an electric vehicle.
Meanwhile, this is just one of several safety issues for GM and anyone who drives its cars.
The company recently recalled some 100,000 Cadillac and GMC sport utility vehicles equipped with defective backup cameras that may fail unexpectedly. It said at the time that the defect increased the risk of an accident.
GM also is trying to turn the page on a massive recall of nearly all of the Chevy Bolts that it produced. The move followed reports of the electric vehicles going up in flames and viral videos of parked cars catching fire overnight.
GM and other car owners in California should know that they have some important rights and options under the state’s lemon law.
The lemon law, formally known as the Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, requires vehicle manufacturers to perform various repairs on cars while they are under warranty. It also requires carmakers to buy back (or replace, in some cases) vehicles that they are unable to or decline to fix.
There is no specific number of repair requests or attempts that must happen before the buyback or replace requirement kicks in. An experienced lemon law attorney can help you understand your rights and take action.
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