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More than seven years ago, General Motors fixed two design flaws that allowed the key in some Chevrolet Cobalts and Saturn Ions to come out of the ignition while the engine was on, but the automaker didn’t notify existing owners about the problem until an April 2014 recall, according to a newly released document GM filed with federal safety regulators.

The problem is separate from the ignition-switch defect that GM has linked to 13 deaths and 54 crashes, although both issues involve the same vehicles and were the subject of internal engineering inquiries in 2004 and 2005.



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Report Says GM Was Quietly Fixing Cars For Ignition Switches That Allowed Keys To Be Removed While Running

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