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303 deaths may be linked to GM ignition recall [UPDATE]

This issue could surpass the 27 Ford Pinto fire deaths and the 271 fatalities blamed on the Ford Explorer/Firestone debacle

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GM ignition switch flaw traced back to 2001

General Motors' ignition switch problem goes back even farther than first imagined. In a statement that the automaker submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it said that it found a case of the faulty ignition switch going back to 2001 in a pre-production Saturn Ion (pictured above). Previously, the earliest known affecte

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GM's got 107 problems and NHTSA's No. 1

General Motors' problems with its recall of roughly 1.6-million vehicles continue to mount. Now that it has emerged that GM knew about the problem since at least 2004 but waited to recall vehicles until February 2014, regulators at the

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GM facing federal investigation into timeliness of deadly ignition recall

Thirteen motorists are dead, and federal safety regulators want to know why.

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GM expands ignition switch recall to over 1.3 million cars amid climbing death toll

588,000 Saturn Sky, Saturn Ion, Pontiac Solstice and Chevy HHR models join the 778,000 cars already being recalled.

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Clever video selling Saturn Ion "sex machine" will catch your eye

"When I think of the most impressive, industry changing, earth shattering vehicles of recent history, the first car that comes to my mind is the 2004 Saturn Ion Coupe." So says Brad Holt of Dallas, Texas. And he's right, clearly. One look at the specific specimen Holt is selling will be enough to convince you that the car "will absolutely tickle every one of your fancies," as claimed by the seller himself.

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iON introduces Speed Pro action camera for motor and marine sports [w/video]

Meanwhile, back at the Consumer Electronics Show, iON camera announced its new Speed Pro camera that it says is specifically tailored to high-speed motor and marine sports. Retailing for $299, the Speed Pro offers up to a 170-degree viewing angle and mounts to affix it to cars, motorcycles and boats and other vehicles. Recording at 1080p the field-of-view drops to 127 degrees and the only frame rate option is 30 frames per second. At 960p and 30 fps you

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GM recalling over 40,000 Chevy, Pontiac and Saturn models over fuel pump woes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall for a number of General Motors cars and crossovers bought or currently registered in the hot-climate states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas. As many as 40,859 units consisting of the 2007 Jeffrey N. Ross

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Eos Energy Storage pitches 'refillable' electric vehicle battery, quick 'charges'

A New York-based company is at least the second in the past year to pitch a system that refills an electric vehicle's battery in a way similar to how conventional cars are refueled at gas stations, according to GigaOm.

PSA Peugeot-Citroen to offer range of "eco-friendly" vehicles

Aside from pure electric vehicles like the C-Zero and iOn, PSA Peugeot Citroën has announced that it's aiming to pack its lineup full of "eco-friendly" vehicles. The goal, according to PSA Peugeot-Citroen chief executive officer Phillippe Varin, is to launch an "e

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Peugeot iOn wins eCarTec award for electric cars

Since the Peugeot iOn is a rebadged Mitsubishi i-MiEV, isn't it kind of unfair to give Peugeot a first place eCarTec award for electric cars? Maybe, but that's what's happened in Bavaria, Germany, where the federal state of Bavaria handed out the award as part of the second annual eCarTec international trade fair. To be fair, the iOn does will be available in Europe later this year, something that can't be said for the i-MiEV. Aside from bragging ri

Citroën C-Zero ready to be tested [w/VIDEO]

Citroen C-Zero - click above for high res image gallery

Tom Miceli's ION an eye-catching electric motorcycle indeed [w/VIDEO]

Tom Miceli's ION electric motorcycle - click above for high-res image gallery

Bergadana Solutions introduces the Ion, an all-electric hearse

Green options for your last ride have traditionally included a horse-drawn hearse or something a tad less tasteful, like this Smaaart. Now, a vehicle we first heard about some time ago has become reality: an all-electric hearse called Ion (and totally unrelated to Saturn

Saturn officially hip, launches blog and social networking site

GM is working hard to ensure that its newest automotive division, Saturn, is considered cool, hip and edgy. In this day and age, that means the interwebs, specifically a blog and social networking site. According to a post by Saturn General Manager Jill Lajdziak on GM's FastLane blog, www.ImSaturn.com will feature news about Saturn along with photos and videos you haven't s

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