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2 in note: GM part chosen as cost saver

General Motors Co. engineers in 2001 designed an alternative to the spring used in an ignition switch for the 2003 Saturn Ion before it was rejected, according to a letter sent Wednesday to Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra from Joan Claybrook, a former head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety.

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