- General Motors (GM) engineer Ray DeGiorgio testified that last year he forgot to order a change to the faulty ignition switch, which has resulted in the large recall on numerous GM models in recent months.
- DeGiorgio was suspended by GM on April 10, and had designed the switch for the 2003 Saturn Ion and other models. In a deposition this past year relating to a fatal 2010 crash in Georgia, DeGiorgio testified to congressional investigators that he had forgotten about the change since it was part of a package of changes. However, an internal GM document has surfaced showing DeGiorgio signing off on the change in April 2006.
- GM has so far linked 13 fatalities relating to accidents with the switch malfunction.
at CNBC.com (Nov 18, 2014)