Provides background on 2014 General Motors Corp. (GM) recall of 2.2 million vehicles due to a faulty ignition switch, which can affect operation of the airbag system. Discusses NHTSA process by which vehicle safety defects are identified and vehicles are recalled. Considers impact 2009 GM bankruptcy may have on liability for this defect.
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