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US regulators twice failed to probe GM

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US federal regulators twice failed to open formal investigations into faulty ignition switches in General Motors vehicles blamed for 13 deaths, a congressional panel said Sunday. 

The General Motors headquarters are shown on January 14, 2014 in Detroit

House Energy and Commerce Committee staff concluded that National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigators concluded in both 2007 and 2010 that there was insufficient evidence to launch formal probes into whether GM vehicles had a defect that prevented airbags from deploying in crashes.

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