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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2006 Hummer H3 (Page 1 of 4)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 17
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,829 miles

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2006 Hummer H3 electrical problems

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2006 Hummer H3 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #73

Aug 292016

H3

  • 52,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Hummer H3. The contact stated that a fire started under the front driver's seat and the wiring harness melted. The contact stated that the positive wire was replaced; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V421000 (visibility). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000. The VIN was not available.

- Woodhaven, NY, USA

problem #72

Sep 022016

H3

  • 165,000 miles
Passlock anti-theft system is malfunctioning causing the dashboard lights and functions to shut down while driving the vehicle which, is very unsafe at night. It also prevents starting the vehicle randomly until you wait 10 minutes, after it resets.

- Burtonsville, MD, USA

problem #71

Aug 232016

H3

  • 118,000 miles
2006 Hummer H3 security lockout engages randomly. Have repeated occurrences of engine not engaging upon entrance to vehicle. Have to wait 10 minutes before ignition will work again. Problem occurs approximately 3 times a week. Researching online I have found multiple complaints of the same issue with the 2006 H3.

- Crestwood, IL, USA

problem #70

Jun 242016

H3

  • 120,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While the vehicle is stationary and upon entering the vehicle, the vehicle will randomly not permit you to start the vehicle. After searching online on several forums, I see that thousands upon thousands of people are having this same issue with Hummer models, not just the H3. It seems that the ignition is believing you are a burglar, and it locks you out for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes have passed, you can start the car with no problem. The only way to get around this (per GM) is to replace the ignition, but since there are so many complaints of this I believe it should be a recall instead of consumers having to pay for this flaw.

- Smethport, PA, USA

problem #69

May 172016

H3

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hummer H3. The contact stated that the brake pedal was depressed, but the brake lights failed to illuminate. The contact also stated that the front and rear turn signals failed to illuminate. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #68

Mar 242016

H3

  • 103,000 miles
Onstar emergency request button, and all other onstar buttons do not transmit or receive. A verizon message announces "no phone service available." Happen at all times, in all conditions. Verizon, GM and onstar each deny its their problem.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #67

Mar 062016

H3

  • 50,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Sometimes when I go to start my car it will not start. Then I wait exactly 10 minutes and it starts right up. This has been going on for about four years now. It happens about six times a month

- Acampo, CA, USA

problem #66

Mar 052016

H3

  • 89,500 miles
Truck will shut off while driving or not start. When driving truck and it begins to shut off, menu will say, "reduced power." Then it will say, "stability system immobilized." The truck will not start up. The security icon on the dash will be lit up. After sitting and waiting for 10 mins or so, the truck will start and is able to be driven. This happens while driving on main streets, highways, back roads.. etc.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #65

Aug 012015

H3

  • miles
Question: Recall for HVAC connector wire failure issued Jun.25th,2015. Notified by GM of recall in August, 2015. As of this date, GM's stance is "incomplete- remedy not available". how long can GM stall- off this repair, which is considered a fire hazzard" is there a time constraint to repair this problem? what is the time limitation for repair"

- Muncie, IN, USA

problem #64

Aug 172015

H3

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hummer H3. The contact stated that the heater system failed to emit hot air. The contact also stated that a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V421000 (visibility) was received and the recall remedy was performed but the failure was not corrected. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact mentioned that the vehicle remained at the dealer. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000. The VIN was not available.

- Matthews, NC, USA

problem #63

Jan 162016

H3

  • 115,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Hummer H3. When the ignition was turned to the on position, the heat was activated, but failed to engage. The contact stated that there was a burning odor coming from the dashboard. The failure recurred continuously. The contact also observed that the resister and the wire harness were melted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V421000 (visibility); however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The failure mileage was approximately 115,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Benidji, MN, USA

problem #62

Jul 152014

H3

  • 75,000 miles
I have replaced the blower motor resistor and wiring harness more than 3 times. GM has known of this issue since 2009 and has not corrected it. They have no way of keeping my H3 from randomly catching fire and refuse to explore any option other than replacing with same defective part that has already failed. They will not accept responsibility for any damage caused to my property or life do to this. To date 43 H3 have been total loss fires caused by this along with thousands of owners left with no HVAC system. My 8 month pregnant wife is now forced to drive my 5 year old son to school in 10 degree weather with no heat in fear that the wiring will catch fire next time the resistor fails. This is unacceptable from a company boasting 8.3 billion dollar sale profits. The blower motor resistor has burned up on heating and cooling and burns out randomly.

- Lower Burrell, PA, USA

problem #61

Dec 172015

H3

  • 99,500 miles
Blower motor recall issue. Burning electrical odor coming from behind the glove compartment. Coincides with the blower motor connector recall. This cannot be resolved soon enough.

- Ogden, UT, USA

problem #60

Dec 142015

H3

  • miles
Pass lock system prohibits truck from starting. Have to wait 10 minutes when it decides to work. This is an ongoing issue. For the amount of money this truck cost this should not be happening consistently.

- Wickliffe, OH, USA

problem #59

Aug 012015

H3

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hummer H3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V421000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the recall repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to do the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- White Cloud, MI, USA

problem #58

Sep 152015

H3

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hummer H3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V421000 (electrical system); however, the parts to perform the recall repair were 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 contact had not experienced a failure.

- Toccoa, GA, USA

problem #57

Apr 072014

H3

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hummer H3. The contact stated the vehicle failed to start. The failure occurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #56

Mar 152015

H3

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hummer H3. While driving at approximately 70 mph, there was smoke and an odor coming from the air conditioner. The cruise control failed and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart after a few attempts. The vehicle was driven to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the cam actuator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #55

Jul 102015

H3

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hummer H3. The contact stated that the hood was not properly staying up and the contact had to manually hold the hood upon closing it. The contact also indicated that smoke entered the vehicle upon starting. The failure progressed without warning. The contact was unsure if there was an electrical short that was internally occurring and could cause a fire. The vehicle was included in two recalls, but the contact did not receive notification for NHTSA campaign numbers: 10V179000 (structure) and 15V421000 (visibility). The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 135,000.

- Society Hill , SC, USA

problem #54

Aug 252015

H3

  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hummer H3. While driving approximately 50 mph, the air conditioner was activated and began to power on and off independently. The contact also stated that there was an abnormal burning odor. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 118,000.

- Pineville, KY, USA

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