Hood issue forces Hummer recall


General Motors announced a recall of over 362,000 Hummers worldwide because of problems with the hood.

The voluntary recall affects all Hummer H3s built since the 2006 model year.

Hummer spokesman Nick Richards told the Associated Press earlier this week that a device on the hood called a “hood louver” can come loose and possibly detach while driving.

According to the firm, the device helped cool the engine on older Hummer models but
is a decorative addition on the H3.

A spokesperson said the repair involves applying an adhesive to refasten the louver to the hood.

There have been two complaints about the problem in the U.S. and three in Japan.

- with files from The Associated Press