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NHTSA — Steering Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Hummer H2 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Hummer H2 Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 122004


  • 59,000 miles


Front wheels locking while making a right hand turn. This problem started after driving in the snow blizzard in the state of Maryland.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

Jun 162004

H2 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I was driving my 2004 H2 Hummer. I was on a deep slope hill. I was backing up and I hit a 500 series mercedez on his left bumper from left rear bumper. Immediately after I hit, I started to shift the gear so that I could stop the car to get out to see what happened. At this point, the Hummer started to travel at very fast speed down the street in the same pattern that I had originally driven up. I tried to apply the brakes, brakes did not work. I tried to steer, steering was in a lock position. I hit a pedestrian hard and my car landed in my neighbor's house. When I hit the house, the 2 front wheels became detached from the car. The pedestrian that I hit has incurred many serious damages. I had 1 engineering company look at the car back in 2004 after the accident and they said they could not find anything wrong. When I look now, I've heard of many cases where similar incidents have occurred due to brakes. I am currently in court for another 1 week as this pedestrian is now suing me. I plead to all H2 Hummer owners to contribute any information that they may have about other Hummer owners or their own experience. Your contribution to this matter is highly appreciated.

- Richmond , CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 202007

H2 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Hummer H2. While driving 55 mph, the hydraulic service brakes became stiff and made it difficult to stop the vehicle. The contact also experienced steering failure, which nearly caused a crash. The Hummer manufacturer stated that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id numbers 05V043000, 04V045000 and 06E010000. The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 61,000.

- Victorville, CA, USA

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