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NHTSA — Visibility: Defroster/Defogger System: Windshield: Blower Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,228 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.

2006 Hummer H3 accessories - exterior problems

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2006 Hummer H3 Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 042015


  • 85,365 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Hummer H3. The contact stated that the blower motor failed to function. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V421000 (visibility) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,365. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Backfield, ME, USA

problem #5

Sep 202013

H3 5-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Blower motor quit working. Took to dealer said needed motor wiring harness and resitor. They said the wiring harness caught fire and fused together. Cost of $300 to fix. Fire hazard.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #4

Aug 252013


  • 91,000 miles
Blower motor for HVAC stopped working. A/C compressor kicks on, but no air flow or fan noise. Found resistor and wiring harness behind glove box burned out and melted. Part numbers affected: 12059296 and 10397098 resistor. This is a fire hazard!! come on, GM!!

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 022012

H3 5-cyl

  • 83,000 miles


Blower motor for HVAC stopped working, smelled burning plastic, wiring and resistor burned up. It is located under the dash and is very easy to catch fire, there are many complaints on this with the Chevy & GM product. I think this should be a recall it is very dangerous as many items can burn up, GM is of no help with this.

- Vestal, NY, USA

problem #2

May 232012


  • 73,000 miles
Vehicle blower motor failed. Other reports on the internet show that this is a problem with this year and make. The wiring melts and causes the motor fan to fail.

- Unionville, VA, USA

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problem #1

Oct 032011

H3 5-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
The blower on my 2006 Hummer H3 stopped working while driving down the highway and we smelled a burnt plastic smell when the blower stopped. The smell eventually went away, but the blower never worked again. I found that this is a huge issue for not just Hummer owners, but other GM vehicle owners. The resistor and plastic clip were melted together and when disconnected, fire damage was evident. This resistor for the ac blower is located right under the glove compartment and luckily nothing flammable was close to this when is blew while driving down the highway. I also have pictures of the damage and subsequent danger this issue poses. Other posts of people seeing this issue.

- Lafayette Hill, PA, USA

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