Regulators Are Investigating GM’s Hummer H2. U.S. regulators have opened an investigation into General Motors Corp.’s Hummer H2 after three consumers said a wheel came off the large sport utility vehicle after a steering part cracked.
Hummer Scored Poorly In Studies
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it began a "preliminary evaluation" a step that often precedes a recall into the 2003 and 2004 model year Hummer H2, which has scored poorly in quality studies. A total of four consumers complained that the steering knuckle fractured at the lower ball joint attachment, causing them to lose control of the H2, including three who said a wheel separated from the SUV.
One consumer crashed into a parked vehicle, and a second veered into oncoming traffic before running into a ditch on the opposite side of the road, NHTSA said. We’re aware of the investigation and we’re cooperating," said GM spokesman Alan Adler.