Experts believe it is likely the number of deaths related to the GM ignition switch recall is more than 13.
Recently, the American automaker raised the number of crashes related to the recall by about a dozen, but didn’t change the number of deaths associated to it. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “The final death toll associated with this safety defect is not known to NHTSA, but we believe it’s likely that more than 13 lives were lost.”
GM spokesman Jim Cain responded to NHTSA by stating that to the best of GM’s knowledge, “there have been 13 fatalities that may be related to the ignition switch defect.” Cain said that the company is focused on repairing the vehicles as quickly as possible and if any new information is available, the automaker will share it with the agency.
[Source: Automotive News]
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