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General Motors Co. in 2005 decided not to change an ignition switch eventually linked to the deaths of at least 13 people because it would have added about a dollar to the cost of each car, according to an internal GM document provided to U.S. congressional investigators.Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette cited a 2005 GM document that she said showed a cost of $0.57 per fix.However, Reuters obtained what appeared to be a separate document, a series of 2005 emails between GM engineers debating whether to make a change to the ignition switch.The document showed that the part number did not change, when redesigned, an issue GM said hampered its own internal investigation.In a 2013 deposition in a suit against GM, DeGiorgio had said he was unaware of a change in the part.The redesigned ignition switch was installed on 2007 Chevrolet Cobalts and Saturn Ions in late 2006, GM has said.
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