114 GM Ignition Switch-Related Fatalities Approved for Compensation
The death toll from General Motors’ faulty ignition switches has risen to 114. Since a 2.6 million vehicle recall was issued in 2014 due to defective ignitions problems, which cause the car’s key system to inadvertently power down the entire car while driving, GM has received over 4,000 injury and death claims. A compensation fund set up by GM to pay victims and their families for their injuries and lost loved ones has been reviewing each claim, and has paid out over $200 million thus far. About 130 claims remain under review.