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GM places 2 engineers on leave as part of ignition switch probe
April 10, 2014 / 2:30 PM / 4 years ago

GM places 2 engineers on leave as part of ignition switch probe

April 10 (Reuters) - General Motors Co said it had placed two engineers on paid leave as part of an investigation into defective ignition switches that led to a recall of 2.6 million cars.

"This is an interim step as we seek the truth about what happened," Chief Executive Mary Barra said in a statement. (r.reuters.com/zan48v)

At least 13 deaths in Saturn Ions, Chevrolet Cobalts and other car models have been linked to the faulty ignition switches, which can cause the engine to turn off suddenly, disabling the air bags and making steering and braking more difficult. (Reporting by Sagarika Jaisinghani in Bangalore; Editing by Kirti Pandey)

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