Recall lawsuits, costs, probes still haunt General Motors

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Posted: Apr 23, 2015 2:19 PM

Issues surrounding General Motors Co.'s recall of 36 million vehicles worldwide last year for safety issues continue to haunt the company. Here are by-the-numbers details of the recall problems, including new information filed Thursday in GM's first-quarter report to securities regulators:

— 87: Number of deaths compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg has determined are eligible for compensation.

— 157: Number of injuries deemed eligible for compensation.

— 129: Number of lawsuits pending against GM in U.S. and Canada alleging loss in values of cars due to last year's recalls.

— 144: Number of U.S. wrongful-death or injury lawsuits pending due to recalls.

— 50: Number of state attorneys general investigating the company over the ignition switch and other recalls. In addition, the U.S. Attorney's Office, Congress, Securities and Exchange Commission, and Canadian safety regulators also are investigating.

— 63: Percentage of the 2.6 million older small cars recalled for faulty ignition switches that have been repaired as of Tuesday.

— 75: Percentage of 2014 recall repairs GM expects to finish by the end of 2015.

— $200 million: The amount spent as of March 31 on GM's compensation program for victims of ignition switch crashes.

— $550 million: Amount GM has set aside for the compensation fund. Company added $150 million before taxes last quarter.

— $600 million: The total amount GM expects to pay in compensation.