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NHTSA — Structure: Body: Hood Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
134,500 miles

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2006 Hummer H3 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2006 Hummer H3 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 202014


  • 184,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Hummer H3. The contact stated that the vehicle did not blow hot or cold air. In addition, the black hood louver detached from the vehicle. The failures occurred without warning. Prior to the hood louver failure, the vehicle was remedied under NHTSA campaign number: 10V179000(structure). The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V421000 (visibility); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 184,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 132015


  • 121,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hummer H3. While driving down a hill at 60 mph, a plastic particle from the hood fractured and struck the windshield. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 121,000.

- Boisie, ID, USA

problem #2

Apr 172010


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hummer H3. The contact was driving at an unknown speed when the accessory light bar fractured from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the dealer discovered that the adhesive that held the accessory bar was defective. The contact was able to locate a recall for the failure (NHTSA campaign id number: 10V179000-structure: Body: Hood) but was advised by the dealer that he would only apply an adhesive to the hood louver, as instructed in the recall, and nothing more. The manufacturer would not provide any further assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 115,000 and the approximate current mileage was 130,000.

- Rocky Face, GA, USA

problem #1

Apr 192010


  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hummer H3. The contact stated that the hood grill completely detached from the vehicle while driving at approximately 60-65 mph. A week later, he received a recall notice for recall 10V179000 (structure:body:hood). When he called the manufacturer, he was told that they would not replace the hood grill but would glue the hood louver back on. The contact did not feel that the repair was a sufficient fix. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The current mileage was approximately 119,000. The failure mileage was approximately 118,000.

- Victorville, CA, USA

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