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GM recalls more than 73,000 Chevy Cobalts

DETROIT - General Motors (GM) is recalling more than 73,000 Chevrolet Cobalts in the U.S. and Canada.

The automaker blames improper wiring that could prevent the roof-mounted driver's side air bag from deploying after a crash.

The recall affects Cobalts from the 2010 model year. There are more than 59,000 of the small cars in the U.S. and nearly 14,000 in Canada.

At least 124 people were killed in crashes and 274 injured involving faulty ignition switches in Cobalts, according to a fund send up by GM to offer compensation. Victims' families are being offered at least $1 million each.

The car maker recalled 2.6 million of the cars last year, but acknowledged it knew about problems with the switches for more than a decade.

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