GM Side Saddle Pickups – Fuel Fed Fires

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Courtroom Drama Pits GM Against a Former Engineer

Who Pays the Bill? Accident Costs for GM Truck Fires

GM Paid $495 Million in Suits – 5/7/03

Louisiana Appeals Court Gives Green Light to Coupon Sale, Extends Deadline – 12/20/02

DOT Inspector General Report on DOT/GM Settlement

C/K Death Watch (.PDF)

Statement o­n Retrofit for GM Pickups – Clarence Ditlow, CAS Executive Director

Retrofit Developed for GM Side Saddle Pickups

Fix Available for Deadly GM Rolling Firebomb Pickups – Public Citizen

Statement by B J Kincade, President, Victim’s Committee for Recall of Defective Vehicles Foundation, Inc.

– VCRDVF Website

History of the GM Side Saddle Gas Tank Defect

Tort Liability of Dealers Selling 1973-1987 GM Pickups

Court Approval of GM Settlement – 12/19/96

$100 Settlement Certificate – Sample Letter to Pickup Owners

Retrofit Information: Automotive Safety Research Institute

Retrofit Evaluation (.pdf)

Summary Report (.pdf)

Crash Test Report (.pdf)

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GM C/K’s – Before and After

Fatal C/K Fire Crashes 1993-2009

FARS Data: Fire/Trauma as Most Harmful Event

NHTSA Voluntary Recall Request

DOT Initial Defect Determination

Chrysler Rejects Tank Outside Frame

GM Engineer Urges Center-Mounted Tanks

GM Engineers o­n Preventing Fire Deaths

GM C/K Pickup Shield

Click here to request GM C/K Retrofit information

GM C/K Shield Crash Test

Garvil Study: Tank Locations

GM Memo: Alternative Fuel Tank Locations

GM C/K Pickup In-Frame Tank Designs

DOT Summary of GM C/K Crash Tests

The $23 “Probable Easy Fix” Shield

Ivey Cost Benefit Analysis

Is there a Worse Place to Put a Gas Tank?

Center for Auto Safety Recall Petition

DOT Secretary Pena’s Statement

CAS Letter to Secretary Pena: GM Misled NHTSA