GM Recalls Nearly 200,000 Hummers For Electrical Fire Hazard

 Thursday, July 9, 2015

 The New York Times

General Motors is recallng about 196,000 Hummer sport utility vehicles because of an electrical problem that resulted in at least two vehicles being destroyed in fires, the automaker said on Wednesday. An electrical part of the heating and cooling system could overheat and cause a fire inside the dashboard, the automaker said. Three people suffered minor burns. “There was a funny smell. I immediately stopped and told my passenger to get out and noticed a fire under the passenger glove box,” one Hummer owner wrote the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in June 2014.