You haven’t earned your stripes as a viable automobile until you have your first recall. Every mass market automobile brand has had a recall at some pint, even Tesla. So according to that logic, the GMC Hummer EV is now a bonafide automobile – not only because thousands of consumers have pre-ordered one, but also because The Hummer EV has officially had its first recall. Friends, please join me in welcoming the Hummer EV into the circle of trust.
According to Carscoops, the NHTSA has uploaded information indicating that General Motors is recalling 10 Hummer EVs due to faulty taillights. A software issue, in essence, can cause one or both taillights to be trapped on or off, which plainly negates the purpose of a taillight.
The NHTSA website states that dealers will evaluate the taillight assemblies and replace them if required. A letter will be mailed to all 10 Hummer EV owners on April 25. However, if you are one of the lucky 10 and you don’t want to wait that long to find out if your taillights aren’t working (I don’t blame you), call GMC customer care at 1-800-462-8782. N222359830 is the internal recall number.
As I mentioned in my previous post from a few days ago, only a very small number of consumers have gotten their hands on the hulking Hummer EV. For context, in 2021, just one of these vehicles was delivered to a client. The remainder were delivered over the last 2 months.
The Edition 1 Hummer EV starts at more over $112,000, a price point reserved for my deeper pocket readers. Having said that, this premium model does come with a lot of bells and whistles. Its three electric motors can accelerate this 9,000-pound beast to 60 miles per hour in just under three seconds.
According to a GM spokeswoman, these 10 Hummer EVs do not represent the overall number of Hummer EVs so far delivered to customers. So that leads me to conclude that GM has delivered more than 10 Hummer EVs to customers. It would save us a lot of trouble if GM just told us exactly how many Hummer EVs have been delivered so far, and save use from having to do public math.