More crashes are now being linked to faulty ignitions in GM vehicles. A spokesman says the number of frontal-impact crashes now tied to the problem is up to 47. It had been 32.
GM says the number of deaths related to the problem remains at 13, but officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have said they believe that number is likely higher.
GM has recalled two-point-six-million cars worldwide due to the ignition switch. The Justice Department is considering whether to bring criminal charges against the automaker for how it handled the recall.