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Second day of testimony for GM CEO

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - General Motors CEO Mary Barra is back on Capitol Hill, facing questions from Senators about faulty ignition switches.

At least 13 deaths have been blamed on the switches, used in small cars like the Chevy Cobalt.

Lawmakers want to know why it took the company ten years to recall more than 2 million cars.

Family members are outraged that it took so long for GM to take action, and some are demanding the Cobalt be taken off the road for good.

Barra says GM will not shy away from its responsibilities.

"My leadership team and I will do whatever is necessary to ensure this does not happen again," she said. "We will hold ourselves accountable."

General Motors has launched an independent investigation and has announced it's hired the same lawyer who created compensation plans for victims of 9/11, the BP oil spill, and the Boston Marathon Bombing.