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'Pattern' of problems seen in GM cars, but regulators declined to act
'Pattern' of problems seen in GM cars, but regulators declined to act

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators twice declined to investigate faulty ignition switches in General Motors Co. cars that led to 13 deaths — even though one official found "a pattern" of problems, according to a new congressional report. The report, released Sunday, added fresh details to a controversy that has shaken the revitalized automaker. Already under fire for lengthy delays in recalling the vehicles, GM also was accused in the report of allowing the defective part to be installed in millions of vehicles after testing showed it did not meet the company's own specifications. The developments came in a 16-page report that summarized an investigation by...

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