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GM's ignition switch death toll hits 100

Crisis is cementing its status as one of the deadliest automotive safety issues in American history

An employee installing tumblers for the key cylinder during the service recall on a GM 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt in New Hudson, Michigan.


THE consequences of General Motors' (GM) long-delayed recall of defective small cars hit a grim milestone on Monday, when the company's compensation fund said it had approved the 100th death claim tied to faulty ignition switches.

The toll far exceeds the 13 victims that GM