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GM recalling 200,000 Hummers after reports of fires

General Motors is recalling 165,000 Hummers in the United States and 31,000 abroad, due to fire risk.

Although the company stopped making Hummers in 2010, it agreed to honor warranties on the vehicles, USA Today reports. GM says that a module that controls the heating and air conditioning blower motor speed can overheat when operated for extended periods of time, melting plastic and increasing the chances of a fire. GM says the company has heard about three minor burns caused by the problem, but no car crashes. Dealers will replace the faulty module and wiring harness for free.

The affected vehicles are 2006-2010 Hummer H3s and 2009 and 2010 H3Ts. General Motors is also recalling 51,000 Chevrolet Spark and Sonic models to fix an issue with the radio software that can lock the display screen in OnStar navigation mode.