This story is for you if:
- You get angry seeing a hybrid or EV in the carpool lane while you’re stuck sitting in traffic.
- You see electric cars as a government conspiracy against the oil industry.
- You think electric cars are one step towards automated transportation and remove the fun of driving.
If any of those scenarios sounds like you, then we have something that will elicit a Nelson Muntz-style “Ha-ha!”
You see, the recently introduced GMC Hummer EV has been recalled due to an issue with its Magna high-voltage battery. “Water accumulation in the high voltage battery pack can cause a loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash,” reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In response, General Motors is recalling certain 2022-23 GMC Hummer EV Pickup and 2022 BrightDrop EV600 electric vehicles because improper urethane sealing of the high voltage battery pack enclosure may allow water to enter. The NHTSA says that 824 vehicles are potentially affected, with InsideEVs claiming the distribution is 735 Hummers and 89 BrightDrop vans, both of which are built on GM’s Ultium platform. Currently, only three vehicles have borne the brunt of this defect.
The NHTSA’s remedy? It’s actually currently under development. Letters notifying owners of the safety risk should be mailed by the end of November 2022, with follow-up correspondence being sent once the remedy is available.
If you own one of these vehicles, you are encouraged to contact EV Concierge at 1-833-HUMMER-EV, and be sure to give the code N222380031. Owners also may contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-88-327-4236 or visit www.nhtsa,gov.