NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- General Motors (GM) shares fell 2.86% to $32.22 on Monday after a lawyer hired by the company to compensate victims injured by faults in the millions of vehicles it has recalled this year increased the fatality number to 23 from 21 today.
Attorney Kenneth Feinberg said that he has received 153 fatality claims since August, while 16 of the 714 injury claims he processed have received compensation for their injuries.
In separate news, the car company announced that the "valet mode" on its 2015 Corvette models is illegal in some states.
The valet mode feature is designed to protect car owners from joy riding or vehicle theft by placing a nanny cam with a microphone inside the car. However, the company announced that recording conversations without a party's prior consent is illegal in many sates.STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.
"In California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington, all parties involved in the recording must either consent to a recording or at least be aware that the recording is happening, depending on the state. So if a Corvette owner turns on Valet Mode in California and turns the car over to the unknowing attendant, that Corvette owner could be committing a felony," the company said in a memo sent to dealers.
GM shares are up slightly in after-hours trading, 0.25% to $32.30.