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According to emails, GM ordered 500,000 replacement ignition switches prior to recall

Posted on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at 8:13 pm    

iV2A1Ou1According to recently-revealed internal email records, Detroit, Michigan-based automaker General Motors Co. made an order for half a million replacement ignition switches from its supplier, Delphi Automotive Plc, two months before telling the United States government that it needed to recall millions of its smaller vehicles because of the risk they posed to the public due to faulty ignition switches.

These emails were released on Monday, November 10, by Texas personal injury attorney Robert Hilliard, who is the main legal counsel for plaintiffs who sued GM after they incurred injuries during accidents due to the defective switches.

This new discovery has resulted in a wave of public doubt regarding just how much GM really knew about the extent of their automotive part’s dangers and how truthful they had really been when they gave congressional testimonies and when they were investigated by former U.S. attorney, Anton Valukas, earlier this year.