General Motors returned to the nation’s capital Yesterday to be grilled by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on the ignition switch recall. This time, however, Delphi Automotive was along for the ride.
Reuters is reporting that Delphi’s CEO, Rodney O’Neal, prepared written testimony that stated “GM knowingly approved a final design that included less torque than the original target. In our view, that approval established the final specification.” In other words, Delphi made “the switch that GM approved and wanted.”
Delphi currently has four production lines running to make ignition switches to replace the faulty parts that have been recalled by GM. O’Neal said Delphi has shipped more than one million new switches and is on track to deliver more than two million by the end of August.