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GM pressured manufacturer over poorly designed part, email shows

Sub-standard ignition switch made by Delphi has become focus of safety crisis at GM - linked to at least 33 deaths and dozens of injuries
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 05:50

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GENERAL Motors (GM) pressured a supplier to continue producing a substandard ignition switch a decade ago and leaned on the company to improve it even though it could not be fixed, a newly disclosed email shows.

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GENERAL Motors (GM) pressured a supplier to continue producing a substandard ignition switch a decade ago and leaned on the company to improve it even though it could not be fixed, a newly disclosed email shows.

The switch, made by Delphi, has become the focus of a safety

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