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The No.1 US automaker is scheduled to hold a news briefing today in which it should expose to the public the conclusions of the internal probe ordered by CEO Mary Barra back in March.

The review, entrusted by the company to a couple of outside law firms, with the review led by Anton “Tony” Valukas, chairman of the law firm Jenner & Block, should shed some light on why the automaker was so late in discovering the defective ignition switch that equips 2.6 million cars – linked by the company so far to 47 accidents and at least 13 fatalities.

General motors has scheduled at its technical center in Warren, Michigan, a Detroit suburb several events, including a news conference with Chief Executive Mary Barra, followed by an analyst call that should provide an update on the company’s moves to fix the faulty part.

The 2.6 million cars – older models mainly in the compact class and belonging to the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion families have been known to have a defect at the ignition switch by engineers from the company as early as 2001, but the automaker only ordered a recall in February 2014 – after an internal investigation of at least two years.

Via Reuters