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A recalled Chevy Cobalt ignition switch is seen at Raymond Chevrolet in Antioch, Illinois, July 17, 2014. The news about deadly crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch, followed by wave upon wave of recalls, did not bode well for General Motors dealers earlier this year. But according to Robbie Long, service director for the dealer and nearby Ray Chevrolet, what looked like "great adversity" has turned into an opportunity....more

A recalled Chevy Cobalt ignition switch is seen at Raymond Chevrolet in Antioch, Illinois, July 17, 2014. The news about deadly crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch, followed by wave upon wave of recalls, did not bode well for General Motors dealers earlier this year. But according to Robbie Long, service director for the dealer and nearby Ray Chevrolet, what looked like "great adversity" has turned into an opportunity. REUTERS/John Gress
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A recalled Chevy Cobalt ignition switch is seen at Raymond Chevrolet in Antioch, Illinois, July 17, 2014. REUTERS/John Gress

A recalled Chevy Cobalt ignition switch is seen at Raymond Chevrolet in Antioch, Illinois, July 17, 2014. REUTERS/John Gress
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The General Motors logo is seen outside its headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan in this file photograph taken August 25, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Kowalsky/Files

The General Motors logo is seen outside its headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan in this file photograph taken August 25, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Kowalsky/Files
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Technician Dan Lutka works on the seat belt of a Chevy Traverse at Raymond Chevrolet because of a recall in Antioch, Illinois, July 17, 2014. REUTERS/John Gress

Technician Dan Lutka works on the seat belt of a Chevy Traverse at Raymond Chevrolet because of a recall in Antioch, Illinois, July 17, 2014. REUTERS/John Gress
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Technician Bob Poe works on wiring under the drivers seat of a Chevy Traverse because of a recall at Raymond Chevrolet in Antioch, Illinois, July 17, 2014.REUTERS/John Gress

Technician Bob Poe works on wiring under the drivers seat of a Chevy Traverse because of a recall at Raymond Chevrolet in Antioch, Illinois, July 17, 2014.REUTERS/John Gress
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Technician Dan Lutka closes the door on a Chevy Traverse after working on a seat belt that was recalled at Raymond Chevrolet in Antioch, Illinois, July 17, 2014.REUTERS/John Gress

Technician Dan Lutka closes the door on a Chevy Traverse after working on a seat belt that was recalled at Raymond Chevrolet in Antioch, Illinois, July 17, 2014.REUTERS/John Gress
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Technician Dan Lutka works on the seat belt of a Chevy Traverse at Raymond Chevrolet because of a recall in Antioch, Illinois, July 17, 2014. REUTERS/John Gress

Technician Dan Lutka works on the seat belt of a Chevy Traverse at Raymond Chevrolet because of a recall in Antioch, Illinois, July 17, 2014. REUTERS/John Gress
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