General Motors is recalling nearly 200,000 Hummers due to a problem with hood louvers.
The recall involves all H3 models, including the pickup-like H3T, produced by the brand since 2006.
The wave-like panel on the hood of the original Hummer H1 and H2 models was designed to help deliver air into the engine compartment to prevent overheating. But on various H3 variants it is purely decorative.
Complaints from owners have indicated that the louvers can, under certain conditions, come loose and rattle. But it’s also possible for the louvers to completely detach and strike another vehicle.
The automaker blames the tabs used to hold the louvers in place, saying they can unexpectedly fracture and need to be replaced. The recall involves applying adhesive to firmly attach the louvers to the H3 hood.