General Motors is recalling 1,738 new 2009 Hummer H3T pickups to fix a problem that may cause the fuel tank to separate from the truck. There are two support straps and a skid plate that hold the tank in place but the front strap may break, leaving only the shield and rear strap to support the tank. Continued use of the truck raises the odds those restraints could break too, dropping the tank from the truck.
According to GM, the strap fracture problem has only been seen in captive test fleet trucks used for durability testing.
Dealers are expected to swap the current front support strap with a redesigned strap free of charge. Owners can contact Hummer at 1-800-732-5493 or obtain information online at http://www.gmownercenter.com.
The recall is National Highway Traffic Safety Administration campaign ID number 09V080000
[Source: NHTSA via Autoblog]