The Truth About Cars » ignition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:37:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » ignition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com ‘New GM’ is Paying ‘Old GM’ Claims, Even Though They May Not Have To http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/new-gm-paying-old-gm-claims-even-though-may-not/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/new-gm-paying-old-gm-claims-even-though-may-not/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 22:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1242145 General Motors victims compensation fund is paying for injury claims older than the company’s 2009 bankruptcy and, in some cases, for injuries sustained by drivers who were drunk or weren’t wearing their seatbelts, according to the New York Times. The newspaper reported the findings by attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by the automaker to […]

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General Motors victims compensation fund is paying for injury claims older than the company’s 2009 bankruptcy and, in some cases, for injuries sustained by drivers who were drunk or weren’t wearing their seatbelts, according to the New York Times. The newspaper reported the findings by attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by the automaker to […]

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Piston Slap: PATS on the back for Panther Love? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/piston-slap-pats-back-panther-love/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/piston-slap-pats-back-panther-love/#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1137106 TTAC commentator supremebrougham writes: Hi Sajeev, Sitting in my Grandma’s garage is her pristine 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS, with a whopping 24,800 miles on the clock. Grandpa bought it right off of Mr. Sesi’s showroom floor not long after he retired. About two months ago, my Mom and Grandma took the car out for […]

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TTAC commentator supremebrougham writes: Hi Sajeev, Sitting in my Grandma’s garage is her pristine 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS, with a whopping 24,800 miles on the clock. Grandpa bought it right off of Mr. Sesi’s showroom floor not long after he retired. About two months ago, my Mom and Grandma took the car out for […]

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Deconstructing GM’s Ignition Compensation Protocol http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/deconstructing-gms-ignition-compensation-protocol/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/deconstructing-gms-ignition-compensation-protocol/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=876409 Please welcome Jim Yu to TTAC. Jim is an attorney, a contributor to Hooniverse and the author of the highly recommended “Tamerlane’s Thoughts“. Jim is also the owner of a manual wagon. In the face of GM’s ignition debacle, the General hired noted mass torts expert Kenneth Feinberg to set up and execute a compensation scheme for injury […]

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Please welcome Jim Yu to TTAC. Jim is an attorney, a contributor to Hooniverse and the author of the highly recommended “Tamerlane’s Thoughts“. Jim is also the owner of a manual wagon. In the face of GM’s ignition debacle, the General hired noted mass torts expert Kenneth Feinberg to set up and execute a compensation scheme for injury […]

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Vellum Venom Vignette: World Industrial Design Day http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/vellum-venom-vignette-world-industrial-design-day/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/vellum-venom-vignette-world-industrial-design-day/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:37:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=852745 This Sunday is World Industrial Design Day, a day when the ID Community brings awareness of this profession’s value. Though I left The College for Creative Studies with my tail between my legs, ID’s blending of business/entrepreneurship, art and science still charms me.  So let’s examine two ignition keys that owe their existence to the […]

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This Sunday is World Industrial Design Day, a day when the ID Community brings awareness of this profession’s value. Though I left The College for Creative Studies with my tail between my legs, ID’s blending of business/entrepreneurship, art and science still charms me.  So let’s examine two ignition keys that owe their existence to the […]

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Too Big To Fail, Too Confused To Operate: Analysis Of 619 Pages Of Cobalt Engineering Documents [w/ Full Text] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/too-big-to-fail-too-confused-to-operate-analysis-of-619-pages-of-cobalt-engineering-documents-w-full-text/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/too-big-to-fail-too-confused-to-operate-analysis-of-619-pages-of-cobalt-engineering-documents-w-full-text/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=799138   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 […]

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  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 […]

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GM Found Ignition Switch Issues In 2001 With Saturn, Updated Chronology, New Study Shows 303 No-Airbag Deaths [w/ Full Text] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/gm-found-ignition-switch-issues-in-2001-with-saturn-updated-chonology-new-study-shows-303-no-airbag-deaths-w-full-text/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/gm-found-ignition-switch-issues-in-2001-with-saturn-updated-chonology-new-study-shows-303-no-airbag-deaths-w-full-text/#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:45:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=771081 General Motors released their updated chronology to the recall effecting the 2007 and earlier Chevrolet Cobalt and HHR; Pontiac G5 and Solstice; and Saturn Ion and Sky. Most of the new chronology works just to update the document with the expanded recall, but there’s a key update: During the Saturn Ion development in 2001, a […]

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General Motors released their updated chronology to the recall effecting the 2007 and earlier Chevrolet Cobalt and HHR; Pontiac G5 and Solstice; and Saturn Ion and Sky. Most of the new chronology works just to update the document with the expanded recall, but there’s a key update: During the Saturn Ion development in 2001, a […]

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GM Knew About Deadly Defect For Nearly A Decade, Dismissed It In Technical Service Bulletin http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/gm-knew-about-deadly-defect-for-a-decade/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/gm-knew-about-deadly-defect-for-a-decade/#comments Fri, 21 Feb 2014 02:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=750297 GM is recalling 778,000 units of the 2005 through 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 over an issue where the ignition cylinder inadvertently turns out of the “Run” position, there by turning the car’s main electrical systems “off”. These systems include the engine, anti-lock brakes, and airbag systems. According to USA Today, GM knew of six deaths, […]

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GM is recalling 778,000 units of the 2005 through 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 over an issue where the ignition cylinder inadvertently turns out of the “Run” position, there by turning the car’s main electrical systems “off”. These systems include the engine, anti-lock brakes, and airbag systems. According to USA Today, GM knew of six deaths, […]

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Piston Slap: a Camry Car Wash Conspiracy? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/piston-slap-a-camry-car-wash-conspiracy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/piston-slap-a-camry-car-wash-conspiracy/#comments Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:28:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461314 Scott writes: Dear Sajeev, Recently I took my 1999 Toyota Camry (2.2L 4-cylinder) to a touchless car wash with underbody sprayers. This was a car wash that I used often, so I had good luck with it until this one particular day. Prior to getting it washed the Camry ran fine all afternoon, including during […]

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Scott writes: Dear Sajeev, Recently I took my 1999 Toyota Camry (2.2L 4-cylinder) to a touchless car wash with underbody sprayers. This was a car wash that I used often, so I had good luck with it until this one particular day. Prior to getting it washed the Camry ran fine all afternoon, including during […]

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Piston Slap: Throwing (Ignition) Parts at a (Fuel) Problem? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/piston-slap-throwing-ignition-parts-at-a-fuel-problem/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/piston-slap-throwing-ignition-parts-at-a-fuel-problem/#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:07:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434665   Chris writes: Hey Sajeev, Long time lurker here.  Since you asked so nice, here’s a problem that I haven’t managed to troubleshoot myself, and so far my own searches & forum postings haven’t nailed an answer. My girlfriend drives a 99 Mazda Protégé.  If driven for an extremely short distance (like from the street into […]

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  Chris writes: Hey Sajeev, Long time lurker here.  Since you asked so nice, here’s a problem that I haven’t managed to troubleshoot myself, and so far my own searches & forum postings haven’t nailed an answer. My girlfriend drives a 99 Mazda Protégé.  If driven for an extremely short distance (like from the street into […]

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Piston Slap: I’m on tonight, you know my Gauge don’t Lie! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/piston-slap-im-on-tonight-you-know-my-gauge-dont-lie/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/piston-slap-im-on-tonight-you-know-my-gauge-dont-lie/#comments Mon, 05 Dec 2011 21:07:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=421334   Dave writes: Hello Sajeev, I just bought a 2000 Saturn LW1 6 weeks ago.  It has a L4 2.2 Liter engine with 200,000 miles on it.  After 3 weeks out of the country I came back and started it up.  Was a little rough then smoothed out.  I just changed parking spots.  Did this […]

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  Dave writes: Hello Sajeev, I just bought a 2000 Saturn LW1 6 weeks ago.  It has a L4 2.2 Liter engine with 200,000 miles on it.  After 3 weeks out of the country I came back and started it up.  Was a little rough then smoothed out.  I just changed parking spots.  Did this […]

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