NHTSA — Structure: Body: Hood: Hinge And Attachments Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,000 miles

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2006 Hummer H3 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2006 Hummer H3 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 102015


  • 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 #2

Jan 102010


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 H3 Hummer. The contact stated that the grill vent cover fell off of the hood of the vehicle while driving 50 mph. The contact was able to drive onto the emergency lane and noticed that the adhesive glue did not hold the cover in place. The dealer informed the contact that the vehicle was not under the warranty and that the manufacturer would not cover the cost. The contact is concerned about the safety risk. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 122007

H3 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While stopped at a red light on an overpass on indian in palm springs, the plastic louver that sits on the hood flew off due to strong winds. Plastic piece flew over the car next to me and landed on the on ramp dirt area.

- Winchester, CA, USA

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