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New Jersey & Pennsylvania Hummer Defect Attorney

Hummer is a brand of SUVs and trucks first introduced in 1992 by AM General, a subsidiary of the now-defunct American Motors Corp. The original Hummer H1 was based on the military M998 Humvee, or "High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). General Motors purchased the brand in 1998, and from 1999 until mid-2010, the automaker marketed three models, the H1 as well as the H2 and H3, that were based on smaller platforms.

In the beginning, Hummer symbolized rugged individualism, but as gas prices started to rise, and the U.S. economy stumbled, the brand fell out of favor. Ultimately, production of the H1 ceased in 2006. In 2010, GM shut down production of the H2 and H3 after a proposed sale to a Chinese company fell through. Although Hummers are no longer produced, thousands are still on the road, some of which have experienced problems or have been the subject of recalls.

Timothy Abeel & Associates is the premier consumer law firm serving clients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We routinely represent Hummer owners who vehicles have had defects that have gone unrepaired after numerous attempts.

Common Hummer H3 Problems

Over the years, owners of the Hummer H3 have reported numerous problems, including:

  • Engine Misfire - Engines in the H3 were prone to misfires due to worn valve seats which could lead to the Check Engine Light going on. Correcting the problem could require replacing the cylinder head.
  • Check Engine Light/Gas Cap Issue - A loose or defective gas cap could cause the Check Engine Light to go on.
  • Erratic Fuel Gauge Operation - Defective fuel level sensors in the fuel tank could cause erratic fuel gauge operation that may require the complete replacement of the fuel pump module assembly.

Common Hummer H2 Problems

Hummer H2s have also experienced numerous problems, including:

  • HVAC/Air Delivery - Heater and amp, HVAC temperature and air delivery, mode-door actuators could fail, leading to improper temperature and/or air delivery
  • Check Engine Light/Gas Cap Issue - Similar to the H3, loose or defective gas caps in the H2 could caused to Check Engine Light to go on.
  • Radio Defects - An internal fault in the radio could cause the CD player to fail.

Massive Hummer H3 Recall

In July 2015, GM recalled almost 200,000 Hummer H3 Models because of a fire risk stemming from an issue in the HVAC systems. A total of 196, 379 H3 models were recalled, 164,993 of which were sold in the US. The recall which affected 2006-2010 H3 and 2009-2010 H3T trucks. The company acknowledged that 42 vehicle fires were attributed to the defect which resulted in minor injuries to three individuals and two vehicles being completely destroyed.

The fires were reportedly caused by electrical issues in the module that controls the heating and air conditioning blower-motor speed in the H3’s HVAC system. The module could overheat, melting plastic and increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers were instructed to replace the faulty module and wiring harness, and GM agreed to honor warranties on the vehicles.

Other Hummer Recalls

Shortly after GM ceased production of the Hummer in 2010, the company announced the recall of certain model-year 2006-2010 H3 vehicles due to defective integral clip-tabs on the louver on the hood. The tabs could fracture, potentially causing the hood louver to detach and strike a following vehicle, causing injuries or property damage. Dealers were instructed to apply an adhesive to the hood louver to secure it to the hood.

Experience Hummer Defects Attorney

Because GM halted production of the Hummer several years ago, defects in these vehicles are not covered by the Lemon Laws in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nonetheless, if your vehicle is still under the manufacturer’s warranty and has experienced ongoing problems, you may have a valid claim under state and federal consumer laws.

At Timothy Abeel & Associates, our legal team leverages its knowledge and skill to help Hummer owners obtain the compensation they deserve. If you own a Hummer H2 or H3 that has not been repaired after numerous attempts, call our office today for a free consultation or complete the contact form on our website.


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25 Regency Plaza, Glen Mills, PA 19342 | 309 Fellowship Road, East Gate Center, Suite 200, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
301 Grant Street, One Oxford Center, Suite 4300, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 | 101 Eisenhower Pkwy, Suite 300, Roseland, NJ 07068
Phone: 888-830-1474

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