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GM apologizes to accident victims' families

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General Motors is apologizing to the families of accident victims for asking them to bring in cars to replace defective ignition switches.

GM recalled 2.6 million vehicles due to the faulty ignition switches that were linked to more than 30 crashes and 13 deaths. The company has also agreed to pay a fine of $35 million for covering up the problem.

In some cases, the engines cut off, the steering quit, and the airbags did not deploy in the subsequent crash.

A GM spokesman said the company is "deeply sorry" for sending recall notices to victims' families, and said he does not have an explanation for how this happened.


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