December 21, 2014
- It’s taken a while to get started on the project to make my daily driver Saturn SL1 into a better handling car. I had the parts but it took a few weeks to be able to get the work scheduled at a shop that was willing to install my own components. Now that the work […] The post Saturn on the Down Low, a Progress Report appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
December 10, 2014
- Roger Penske stands among the most successful team owners in motorsports history. The man seems to have the Midas touch in racing no matter what the discipline with victories in Trans Am, IndyCar, NASCAR and endurance racing over his illustrious career. Plus, he has built a fortune from businesses like car dealers and truck rentals over the years and even nearly bought Saturn from General Motors at one point. However, before running successful teams on the track, Penske was a racer in his own...
November 26, 2014
- Company under-reported U.S. injury, death claims; Saturn driver cleared; Explorer goes platinum; Lexus makes 'risky' move.
November 25, 2014
- A Texas woman was exonerated when a seven-year-old negligent homicide conviction was overturned due to evidence linking the conviction to the February 2014 General Motors ignition switch recall. Automotive News reports Candice Anderson was cleared in the death of her boyfriend in 2004, which happened in her Saturn Ion. Though police stated Anderson was under […] The post Texas Woman Exonerated Due To GM Ignition Switch Recall appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
- A woman in Texas is celebrating a cleared criminal record after being exonerated in a fatal crash now linked to General Motors' faulty ignition switches. Candice Anderson was driving a Saturn Ion in 2004 when she struck a tree. The incident injured her and killed her boyfriend in the front passenger seat. When investigators found no skid marks or signs of evasion and a small amount of Xanax in her system, Anderson was indicted on a charge of intoxicated manslaughter and eventually pleaded...
- Company under-reported U.S. injury, death claims; Saturn driver cleared; Explorer goes platinum; Lexus makes 'risky' move..
- A Texas judge today overturned a 7-year-old negligent homicide conviction against a woman whose boyfriend died when her Saturn Ion -- now known to have had a defective ignition switch -- crashed, her lawyer said.
November 24, 2014
- In a tale of death, bad fortune, shoddy police work, and the real-life ramifications of the faulty General Motors ignition switch, a Texas woman convicted of negligent homicide in 2007 was cleared of that crime today after the switch in her Saturn Ion was deemed to be at fault in her boyfriend's death.Read more...
- Ten years, one week, and two days ago, Gene Mikale Erickson died in a car accident, a passenger in his girlfriend’s Saturn Ion. The driver, Candice Anderson, survived, and was charged with criminally negligent homicide based on what appears to have been sloppy police work. Today, seven years a...
- A Texas woman who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the death of her fiancee in a 2004 accident involving a since-recalled General Motors Saturn Ion won a reversal of her conviction on Monday.