GM fined $35M over recall

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Friday, May 16, 2014

BBC: General Motors was fined $35 million for delays in recalling cars with faulty ignition switches.

To date, the firm has recalled 2.6 million cars with the defective switch, which has been linked to 13 deaths.

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