GM survivors group puts up billboard in Detroit as reminder

DETROIT (AP) – A group associated with victims of General Motors Co.’s faulty ignition switches is putting up a billboard in Detroit aimed at reminding the company about its promise to improve its safety record.

The billboard paid for by GM Recall Survivors is scheduled to go up Monday along Interstate 75 and reads: “Let’s make sure they never forget.” The billboard shows six people who died in crashes.

In 2014, GM recalled 2.6 million cars worldwide to replace the faulty switches and ordered a record 84 recalls.

Last year it announced it had settled 1,385 death and injury cases for $275 million and a class-action shareholders’ lawsuit for $300 million.

The company paid nearly $600 million to settle 399 claims made to a fund it established, covering 124 deaths and 275 injuries.

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