OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma is getting $1.6 million from a multistate settlement with General Motors Co. related to ignition switch defects in vehicles.
On Friday, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced the judgment was part of a $120 million settlement between GM and attorneys general of dozens of states.
Oklahoma's share is based on state population. The judgment will go toward "advanced training, fraud prevention and enforcement of consumer protection laws," the AG's office reported.
A multistate investigation began in 2014 after GM recalled several vehicle models in response to the issue, according to a news release. The defect could shut off the engine while driving, causing electrical problems, including air bag failure, according to the release.
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