April 20, 2014

April 19, 2014

  • Safety agency says automaker waited years to recall Saturn Ions with power steering failures.
  • General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government's auto safety watchdog, also didn't seek a recall of the compact car from the 2004 through 2007 model years even though it opened an investigation more than two years ago and found 12 crashes...
  • DETROIT (AP) - General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government's auto safety watchdog, didn't ...
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Saturday said it was closing a four-year investigation into steering problems in 334,000 older Saturn Ion cars after General Motors said it was recalling the cars.

April 17, 2014

  • More than a quarter-million General Motors cars recalled for faulty ignition switches are staying on the road. On Thursday, a federal judge in Texas denied an emergency motion that would have idled all the affected cars until they are repaired. A Texas attorney who represents several clients who own affected cars had argued the vehicles posed a grave safety threat. At least 13 people have been killed and at least 31 accidents have be caused by the defective ignition switches, which...
  • The House Energy & Commerce Committee recently released the documents GM submitted for investigation, which includes emails and internal reports documenting GM’s response to reports of their early Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion models inadvertently shutting the car “off" while driving due to an ignition cylinder that was, simply, too easy to turn out […]
  • Documents do not shed light on what motivated the decision to eschew use of the first switch. General Motors made a fateful choice in the fall of 2001. The company considered two options for ignition switches to be installed on the 2003 Saturn Ion. One drawing submitted that September contained an ignition switch that included a longer detent spring and plunger with greater torque. In October, one month later, the company considered another...

April 12, 2014

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