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U.S. tells General Motors to recall nearly 6 million trucks over Takata airbag issue

DETROIT - The U.S. is making General Motors recall and repair nearly 6 million big pickup trucks and SUVs equipped with potentially dangerous Takata airbag inflators.The move announced Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will cost the automaker an estimated $1.2 billion.DETROIT, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES - 2019/07/31: The General Motors world headquarters office is seen at Detroit's Renaissance Center.

(Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) GM says it will not fight the recall. The company had petitioned the agency four times starting in 2016 to avoid a recall, contending the inflators are safe.Takata used ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to fill airbags in a crash.But the

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