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100 death claims filed with General Motors

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100 families have filed death claims with General Motors – and more families have time to join them. (Source: POOL/CNN) 100 families have filed death claims with General Motors – and more families have time to join them. (Source: POOL/CNN)

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

A consultant in charge of GM's compensation fund says the automaker 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.

The defect can cause the vehicle to shut off unexpectedly, disabling the 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 Dec. 31 to file a claim with General Motors.

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