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GM taking action in wake of recall, but moving slowly on fixing cars

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(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File). FILE - This Friday, May 16 2014 file photo shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File). FILE - This Friday, May 16 2014 file photo shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit.
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Over 15 GM employees have been fired over the company's recent ignition switch recalls. The faulty switches have been linked to at least the deaths of 13 people, including a Lexington County woman.

More than 2.6 million vehicles have been recalled, but in the Midlands a WIS investigation found people have been waiting for months for the parts to fix their vehicles.

"I think you've seen swift action being taken since the end of January," said GM CEO Mary Barra. "As it relates across the organization to the number of individuals that are no longer with the company, they represent many functions, engineering, legal, public policy, quality. A disproportionate number of those that are no longer with the company were in senior roles or executive roles. I can tell you it's well over 50-60% are executives or higher."

We're told by customers who've taken their vehicles in for the recall, they've been placed on waiting lists for the parts.

Dealerships tell us the parts are coming in very slowly sometimes taking up to two months. One dealership told us they've placed 300 orders for recalled parts and only received a small amount.

Right now dealerships tell WIS they're recommending that fix GM put out months ago about using the single ignition key and if the vehicle continues to shut off, many dealers are offering replacement vehicles until the parts can be replaced.

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