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General Motors Engineer Forgot Approval of Ignition Switch Change

A General Motors lead design engineer told congressional investigators that he did not recall ordering a major change to the defective ignition switch that's been linked to 13 deaths, according to a report by the New York Times. Raymond DeGiorgio approved a major upgrade in the ignition switch in April 2006, which he later denied in last year's deposition in the lawsuit against GM. The modification was made without a change to the part number. DeGiorgio told House investigators that he had forgotten about the change because it was part of a set of others that were made seven years prior, according to the Times.