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Criminal Investigation Opened to Probe GM’s Actions in Safety Issues

The Justice Department is reviewing General Motors’ actions in the handling of faulty ignition switches in Chevrolet Cobalt and other models after the company reported 31 accidents and 13 deaths linked with this safety issue. A recall of the affected vehicles was issued in February 2014.

Federal prosecutors in New York are evaluating if GM failed to comply with laws requiring timely notification of the faulty ignition switches. The investigation will also look into whether the company misled federal regulators about the extent of the problem.

Read more about the investigation on the automaker’s actions in reporting safety issues. 

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