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#146 of 261 Gee another...r u listening Cadillac? This time someone famous.
Jun 01, 2011 (5:53 pm)
Legendary photographer Helmut Newton, 83, died in Los Angeles this afternoon following a single-vehicle car crash. Reports say his 2004 silver Cadillac SRX sped out of control from the driveway of the Chateau Marmont hotel, jumped a curb, and crashed into a low wall and high shrubs across the street. Police spokesperson April Harding said Newton, who was the driver and alone in the car, was transported by the Los Angeles Fire Department EMS to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he died a short time later.
Police said Newton was alone in the vehicle. Police would not comment on whether the vehicle's air bags were, or were not, deployed in the accident or answer any other questions about the vehicle other than to say the accident "is under investigation."
© Helmut Newton
Harding said it was not known whether Newton was ill before the crash or whether other factors caused the wreck. Photographs of the scene by well-known Los Angeles freelance photographer Ann Johansson, which moved on the Associated Press news wire, show relatively major front-end damage to the vehicle. They show little or no damage to the driver's area or to the passenger compartment much past the dashboard or to any back area of the late-model car.
Newspaper reports say that people were walking on the sidewalk in front of the hotel driveway and that Newton's car brushed a photographer heading into the hotel before hitting the wall. Johansson, called on Friday night by News Photographer, confirmed that she is the photographer that Newton's vehicle nearly missed hitting, but she did not want to provide any other information about the incident at this time. Newton will be remembered for his dramatic and often erotic black and white photographs of nude women. His work has appeared in Vogue, Elle, Playboy, and countless other magazines around the world, as well as in oversized hardbound books and gallery exhibits.
Born in Berlin in 1920, Newton fled the Nazis in 1938 by moving to Singapore and later became an Austrian citizen. On October 22, 2003, he donated more than 1,000 of his photographs and his archive to the city of Berlin. News reports at the time quoted Newton as saying, "I'm very proud that my photos are returning to the city where I was born. Not just the nudes, but also the portraits, landscapes and snapshots I love to take." The donated images are scheduled to go on display in a gallery in western Berlin that Newton "fell in love with," he said. Newton financed renovation of the gallery building, which is also to be used to showcase the work of young photographers.
Newton is survived by his photographer wife, June, who works under the name Alice Springs. The Newtons have residences in Los Angeles and Monaco. She married Newton in Melbourne, Australia, in 1948 and in 1970 in Paris she became a photographer herself, changing her name to Alice Springs.
#147 of 261 Crash on US93 injures one..and another
Jun 01, 2011 (6:08 pm)
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For Immediate Release: 1/13/2011 8:15 a.m.
Contact: Trooper Pohanka
On January 13, 2011 at 2:21 a.m. Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle injury crash on US93 at milepost 43.6, near the intersection of 2400 East and 4100 North in Twin Falls County. Rebecca Evart, 34, of Spokane, Washington, was northbound on US93 in a Cadillac SRX. For unknown reasons, Evart lost control of the vehicle, drifting across the southbound lanes and off the roadway. The vehicle rolled several times and Evart was partially ejected. She was taken by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus in Boise with serious injuries. Evart was wearing a seatbelt.
The crash is still under investigation by Trooper Pohanka who was assisted at the scene by Trooper Kilton and Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office and emergency crews.
#148 of 261 West Deptford man killed in Mantua Township crash
Jun 01, 2011 (6:19 pm)
MANTUA TWP. -- A West Deptford Township man was killed Saturday when he lost control of his car along Harrison Avenue and the vehicle struck a tree, police said.
Leroy Scott, 32, of the Red Bank Run Apartments on Red Bank Avenue died in the 2:50 a.m. crash.
Scott was driving a 2004 Cadillac SRX east on Harrison Avenue when he lost control of the car, police said.
Scott, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle after it struck the tree.
Police said Scott was driving at a high rate of speed through Woodbury and also along Harrison Avenue moments before the crash.
The driver did not have any identification with him. He was identified using an automated fingerprint identification system.
The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office is assisting township police in the investigation.
Is it me or are these cars all crashing and killing because the owners "LOST CONTROL"??????
#149 of 261 Faulty 2004 Cadillac SRX awd V8
Jun 08, 2011 (7:19 pm)
I purchased this vehicle in 2008 and it has been a complete nightmare. On a consistent basis, the "engine powering down" message randomly pops up and the car completely shuts off. Last week, this happened as I was in the middle of a high-traffic road.
In the last six months I have replaced both the front right and front left blinkers SIX times.
Every single day the "stability control" and "traction control" messages pop up, jolting my car to the left or right. This happens at least twice every morning on my 12 mile drive, with my two children who are under the age of four, to our daycare providers. My biggest fear is that one of these police reports will someday involve me and/or my family because of this deathtrap of a vehicle. Cadillac, GM... PLEASE someone help us resolve these problems asap.
#150 of 261 Re: Faulty 2004 Cadillac SRX awd V8 [ldonner]
Jun 08, 2011 (7:31 pm)
welcome to the club!!!
the only tempoary solution to your problem with the stability control is to push the little button next to the shifter and hold until your screen says the stability control has been turned off. It is important that you hold it down up to 30 seconds.
your lucky it is just the turn signal bulb....wait until the actual power unit goes...that will set you back about 250-300.00 (and there are 2 of them one for each side) and God forbid the rear tailight goes...that will run you about 400.00 because there are no bulbs...the entire unit is LCD and sealed. These costs are not dealer prices either..I have done them myself and purchased parts on line.
GET RID OF THE SRX NOW!!!
If interested I have a laundry list of other defects I have had to deal with in the past 12 months...wheel hubs, transfer case, power window motors, issues with shifter linkage etc.... and only 65,000 miles
#151 of 261 Re: Faulty 2004 Cadillac SRX awd V8 [rrider]
Jun 08, 2011 (7:42 pm)
Wow. This is worse than I though. The problem is... Unlike, GM/Cadillac, If I sold the car, I wouldn't be able to sleep at night knowing someone else might be in danger driving it. Apparently the Cadillac/GM people don't have a problem with that. What is the world coming to?
#152 of 261 Re: Faulty 2004 Cadillac SRX awd V8 [ldonner]
Jun 09, 2011 (9:53 am)
I apologize for the problems you are experiencing with your vehicle. Have you spoken with GM Customer Assistance? If so, could you please email me your case number? I would like to look further into your situation.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#153 of 261 2004 Cadillac SRX
Jun 09, 2011 (2:52 pm)
IDONNER- Read my earlier posts to see what (in my opinion and based on my experience) is about to happend to you.
1. GM Customer service monitors the site and will contact you
2. They will ask you detailed questions, as if you know nothing about maintaining a car
3. They will likely say they cannot help, but will give you $1500 towards a new car (Ha!!!!)
4. Back to starting point, just more frustrated
#154 of 261 Re: Faulty 2004 Cadillac SRX awd V8 [ldonner]
Jun 09, 2011 (3:01 pm)
I forgot to mention that the chain in the transfercase will be next. All of the jerking that is caused by the stability control lead to the failure of our transfer case. So funny, the GM dealer said they had no idea of what the problem was, but offered to fix it for $1800. I asked, so if you do not take it apart and look to find the problem, how can you provide a fixed price to fix it? They were speechless. Of course, GM had a taillight warranty (when you cannot see the tailights, the warranty is over), so I ultimatley took it to a professional that just does transmissions, and obtain a long term warranty.
GM- If you love the car so much, I will sell you mine. Not a thing wrong with it!! Ha!!!!!!!! I do not drive it (for fear of getting killed), but as soon as I can find a buyer (as is where is) its gone. Come on GM- make me an offer!!!!!!!!!!
#155 of 261 Re: 2004 Cadillac SRX [elam]
Jun 09, 2011 (3:04 pm)
Thanks for the heads-up. Has anyone ever alerted the media? Maybe if these issues were made public, we would get some action? I'm sure people would like to be forewarned that if they are ever driving behind me, my engine might shut off...or my car my suddenly jolt into oncoming traffic.