General Motors has offered to pay compensation for 19 deaths caused by faulty ignition switches in the company's vehicles.
The dollar amounts of the automaker's offers weren't announced. But the 19 deaths marked an increase from the 13 deaths GM had previously said were caused by the faulty ignition switches, Reuters reports. The ignition switch flaw, which led the company to recall millions of vehicles earlier this year, can cause a vehicle's ignition to slip out of the run position, stalling the vehicles and disabling features such as airbags.
What led to the new number of ignition switch-related deaths?