According to court documents that surfaced this week, General Motors’ engineers knew about ignition-switch problems in the Chevrolet Cobalt as early as 2009. The company may have been aware of the dangers as early as 2005 soon after the first Cobalts rolled off the assembly line in 2004. Since 2009, at least a dozen deaths have resulted from the flaw in which, upon impact, the ignition switch slips out of the “on” position and thus prevented airbags from deploying. Last month, GM announced the recall of 1.6 million Cobalts.
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