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U.S. safety regulators probe GM recall linked to 13 deaths

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By Ben Klayman

DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation into whether General Motors Co. reacted fast enough in its recall of more than 1.6 million cars over an ignition-switch defect linked to 13 deaths in crashes.

The issue could prove costly to GM as the automaker faces a potential fine from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the cost of replacing the ignition switches in question and the possibility of costly lawsuits.

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