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Fines Mount As GM Avoids Answering Questions Related To Faulty Ignition Switch

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Pictures of people killed in GM cars with defected key switches, were put of the ledge of the hearing room as General Motors Company CEO Mary Barra (L) answers questions during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on a safety defect that's been linked to at least 13 deaths and has sparked a 2.6 million-vehicle recall. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Pictures of people killed in GM cars with defected key switches, were put of the ledge of the hearing room as General Motors Company CEO Mary Barra (L) answers questions during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on a safety defect that’s been linked to at least 13 deaths and has sparked a 2.6 million-vehicle recall. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – A government agency says it plans to fine General Motors $7,000 a day until the automaker answers outstanding questions about a faulty ignition switch.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave GM an April 3rd deadline … but the automaker is refusing to respond until an internal investigation is finished.

NHTSA Letter (pdf) and NHTSA Timeliness Query on 2014 GM Recall of Ignition Switches 

The agency says that GM failed to answer roughly one-third of the questions they were required to remit and it is imposing a fine.

The NHTSA says many of the questions GM failed to answer are not engineering ones … and should have been answered by the deadline.

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