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Documents detail roles of 2 GM engineers suspended in ignition probe

An engineer General Motors Co. has put on leave approved a work-around in small-car models recalled this year for ignition defects that can deactivate air bags, according to documents released by a U.S. congressional panel. Ray DeGiorgio "agreed to implement change without changing" a GM part number, according to a May 27, 2006, correspondence from supplier Delphi Automotive that was released Friday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Separate documents show that GM said in 2007 that it saw no problems with patterns of non-working air bags noted by regulators in 2005 and 2007, and that DeGiorgio suggested in 2012 that the ignition switches be replaced only if customers...

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