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HUMMER recalls '09 H3T for fuel tank that could fall off

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General Motors is recalling 1,798 2009 HUMMER H3T models so that dealers may install a new-design fuel tank front strap support. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of the HUMMER H3T models have a condition that may result in the fuel tank front support fracturing. When the front support breaks, the fuel tank only remains supported by the tank's rear support and the stone shield. If left unattended in this position, the rear strap and stone shield may eventually fail, causing the fuel tank to separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Owners may contact HUMMER at 800-732-5493 or visit the Owner Center for more information. NHTSA Safety Campaign after the jump.

VEHICLE MAKE/MODEL: 2009 HUMMER / H3T

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V080000

Summary:

GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING 1,738 MY 2009 HUMMER H3T VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE FUEL TANK FRONT SUPPORT STRAP MAY FRACTURE. IF THIS OCCURS, THE FUEL TANK WOULD BE SUPPORTED BY THE REAR SUPPORT STRAP AND STONE SHIELD ONLY. CONTINUED USE OF THE VEHICLE MAY EVENTUALLY FRACTURE THE REAR SUPPORT STRAP AND SHIELD FASTENERS.

Consequence:

THE FUEL TANK COULD SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW-DESIGN FUEL TANK FRONT SUPPORT STRAP FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 10, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HUMMER AT 800-732-5493 OR OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.

Notes:

GENERAL MOTORS 09048. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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Great..more bad news. I haven't seen one of these on the road yet, though I saw a carhauler full of them a couple months ago.

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I really don't know what GM was thinking when they went ahead with this thing. Oh well, Hummer won't be a problem for much longer.

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I doubt this is a huge danger because they must've sold like, 3 of these.

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I see a few of these driving around here, but then this is the kind of truck the Pacific NW likes.

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