epa04149778 (L to R); Renee Trautwein of Gilbert, South Carolina, holds a picture of her nineteen-year-old daughter Sarah that died in 2009 driving a 2005 Cobalt; Mary Theresa Ruddy of Scranton, Pennsylvania, holds a picture of her twenty-one-year-old daughter Kelly who died in 2010 driving a 2005 Cobalt and Rosy Cortinas of Idaho holds a picture of her twenty-three-year-old son Amador that died in 2013 driving a 2005 Cobalt, with other family members of alleged victims of defective GM ignition switches, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA, 01 April 2014. GM has recalled over 2.5 million vehicles across the globe after connecting defective ignition switches in similar cars to 13 deaths and 31 crashes. The US House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing, 01 April, 'The GM Ignition Switch Recall - Why Did It Take So Long?'. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS MICHAEL REYNOLDS / EPA
Renee Trautwein, who lost her daughter Sarah in an accident involving a Chevrolet Cobalt, tells TODAY that the car’s airbags never deployed, a sign that the ignition may have switched off due to the faulty part at the center of GM’s recall.