General Motors has been given the largest fine possible for its role in delaying the recall of small cars with faulty ignition switches. It was announced Friday that the National Highway Safety Commission has fined GM $35 million.

GM has also agreed to government oversight in future safety issues, and to report safety problems in a more timely fashion in the future. So far, 13 deaths have been linked to General Motors because of faulty ignition switches.

A report from earlier this year claims that the automaker knew about the problems in 2001, and that one possible solution could have been deployed at the cost of about $1 per vehicle.

More analysis of the fine levied against GM is included in the video below from WJBK.

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