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General Motors is facing questions over why it took nearly a decade to recall 1.6 million cars sold in North America for defects that have been tied to 13 deaths. The world's number three automaker is now facing two official probes over the issue, one from the government's National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, and a second from a powerful congressional committee, asking why both GM and the NHTSA were so slow to move after hundreds of complaints. Republican Congressman Fred Upton said the House Energy and Commerce Committee would hold hearings in the coming weeks. That was bad news for GM, and its shares tumbled 5.2 percent to $35.18 Tuesday.