GM Supplier Comes Under Federal Scrutiny for Alleged Defective Part
By: New York Times July 01, 2014
Senate investigators are widening the scope of the inquiry into General Motors' decade-long failure to recall cars with a defective ignition switch to also focus on the supplier that made the flawed part.
The supplier, Delphi, did not permit its employees to be interviewed by Anton R. Valukas, the former United States attorney who conducted an internal inquiry into G.M.ís handling of the switch problem and this month produced a scathing report on the automakerís corporate culture.
But the Senate Commerce Committee, which has the power to subpoena witnesses, unlike Valukasís company-financed investigation, is expected to make Delphi a subject of a hearing soon. The hearing has not yet been scheduled, though.
Delphi employees have had informal meetings with congressional staff members, according to a person briefed on the matter.