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General Motors said Wednesday that it is recalling all Hummer H3s produced since the 2006 model year to fix a portion of the hood that can detach during driving. The voluntary recall affects 164, 190 Hummer H3s and H3Ts in the U.S. and 198,404 worldwide.

The auto maker also is recalling 40,000 Chevrolet Corvettes because of a steering-column defect.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the integral clip-tabs on the louvres may fracture, causing them to rattle against the hood and become loose. If this goes unnoticed, additional clips could fracture and the louvres could fly off the H3.

The recalled Corvettes belong to the 2005 and 2006 model years. These models have a steering-column problem that could cause unintended braking of the vehicle and possibly cause it to pull to the right or left, according to NHTSA.