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Company under fire over allegations it knew about problems

BOSTON — A new report from a private watchdog group says 303 people died when the airbags on GM vehicles failed to deploy.

This comes from a review of crashes involving air bag failures over a 10-year period.

Watch report

The automaker recently recalled 1.6 million vehicles, including Chevy Cobalts and Saturn Ions, because of faulty ignition switches. That failure could cause the airbags to become disabled.

GM has come under increasing fire in recent days over allegations they knew there were problems with the cars in 2001.

GM says because this latest review does not take into account what caused the air bags to fail it is pure speculation.