GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Hits 84

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The General Motors‘ ignition switch compensation fund has approved another four deaths.

The total deaths related to the recall of 2.6-million cars is now at 84. The fund also approved nine new injury claims, raising that number to 157 approved.

Of those 157, 11 are for serious injuries while 146 are for less severe injuries. According to Camille Biros, deputy GM ignition fund administrator, 126 offers have been made to those eligible and 93 have been accepted with five rejected. A total of 73 claims have been paid so far. When an offer is accepted, that family or individual gives up their right to sue General Motors.

SEE ALSO: GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Reaches 80

The GM compensation fund has received 4,342 claims with 475 of those being death claims. The fund is still going through 1,136 claims, including 73 death claims. Each death claim will pay out at least $1 million.

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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 AutoGuide.com 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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  • Mike Mike on Apr 13, 2015

    And Government Motors gets to wite all this compensation off of their taxes. Horrible company.

  • Obermd Obermd on Apr 14, 2015

    I'm still trying to figure out why this is news. In over 10 years there have been 84 confirmed deaths due to this ignition switch failure. Between 2001 and 2010 there were 360,758 deaths on US highways. I'm not saying we should make light of these deaths, just that we're focused on the wrong thing here. And no, I don't work for GM nor have I ever worked for GM.

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