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Fiat in massive US recall over ignition switch problem

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 702,578 SUVs and minivans to fix defective ignition switches that can unexpectedly turn off the engine, according to documents posted Friday by US safety regulators. The recall covers Dodge G

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GM recalling vehicles over ignition glitch

General Motors (GM) has announced three new recalls affecting nearly 84,000 sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks, saying their ignition systems may have problems that could affect engine power and air bag deployment. Ignition

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GM gets 63 death claims over ignition switch snag

The lawyer overseeing a General Motors fund set up to compensate victims of accidents caused by faulty ignition switches in its cars said he received claims for cases involving 63 deaths. Kenneth Feinberg, who is overseeing the fu

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GM switch complaints began 17 years ago

General Motors car owners have been complaining to dealers about defective ignition switches since 1997, years before the automaker launched the Chevrolet Cobalt and other small cars with faulty switches linked to at least 13 deaths, said a repo

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GM to pay $35m fine for hiding defects

General Motors' (GM) agreement to pay a $35 million federal fine for concealing defects in small-car ignition switches and to give the government greater oversight of its safety procedures closes one chapter of the carmaker's recall saga

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Switch defect issue turns up the heat on GM

An ignition switch defect linked to deadly crashes and mounting recalls are raising anxiety in General Motors Co showrooms, according to dealers who increasingly are fielding calls from customers concerned about the safety of GM cars.

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GM expands ignition switch recall to 2.6m cars

General Motors Company is adding 971,000 cars to its global ignition switch recall, which began in February with 1.6 million vehicles and has been linked to at least a dozen deaths. The recall, which now totals 2,591,665 cars, inc

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GM sued by investor over slow ignition fix

General Motors Company and its chief executive Mary Barra are being sued by an investor for failing to adequately address known ignition switch defects in its cars that led to the recall of over 3.1 million vehicles, according to court documents

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