US Safety Regulators Probe GM Recall Linked To 13 Deaths

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February 27, 2014 AT 8:55 AM
U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation into whether General Motors reacted fast enough in its recall of more than 1.6 million cars over an ignition-switch defect linked to 13 deaths in crashes. The issue could prove costly to GM as the automaker faces a potential fine from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the cost of replacing the ignition switches in question and the possibility of costly lawsuits. The safety agency said in a statement released on Wednesday, "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into the timeliness of General Motors' recall of faulty ignition switches to determine whether GM properly followed the legal processes and requirements for reporting recalls."