GM's fund for deaths and injuries caused by a faulty ignition in its vehicles is now taking claims. According to NBC 25, the five month filing period began on Friday. It's part of the fallout of GM's recall of more than 2.6 million cars that began in February. GM was forced to acknowledge it knew about the defective ignition switches for more than decade. Drivers, passengers and anyone else killed or hurt by one of the defective GM vehicles can file a claim through the end of the year. GM has already set aside $400 million to cover potential payments. Since February, nearly 30 GM vehicles have been recalled.