100 families seeking payment in GM death claims

DETROIT, Mich. (CNN) – One hundred families are seeking money from General Motors after losing loved ones in car accidents.

A consultant in charge of the company’s compensation fund says the auto maker has received 100 death claims following its massive recall.

GM has pledged to pay victims injured or killed as a result of a defect affecting 2.6 million cars. It can cause the vehicle to shut off unexpectedly, disabling airbags.

Officials have admitted that the company made mistakes, leading to a decade-long delay in issuing a recall for the affected vehicles.

The company has also received 184 injury claims.

Victims and their families have until December 31 to file a claim with General Motors.

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