GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Climbs by 3

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Deaths related to the GM ignition switch recall continue to increase.

The GM compensation fund has approved another three deaths, bringing the total to 87 while injury claims remain unchanged from a week earlier at 157. The office of attorney Kenneth Feinberg’s latest report says that it is still reviewing another 1,084 claims from the total of 4,342 received.

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Of the 4,342 claims a total of 244 have been deemed eligible and the deadline for victims to file claims was January 31. The American automaker originally linked just 13 deaths to the ignition switch recall, a number that has grown significantly since the compensation fund was setup. The company is estimated to pay out between $400 million to $600 million in compensation to victims, but that number could still grow.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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