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In a Wednesday, June 24, 2015 file photo, Mary Barra, General Motors chief executive officer, introduces the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

(Bloomberg) – General Motors Co. failed to designate a flawed ignition switch linked to multiple deaths and injuries as a safety concern, Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra told jurors at a Texas trial.

GM engineers in 2004 and 2005 “misdiagnosed it as a customer satisfaction issue and not a safety issue,” Barra said in a video deposition given last year and played at trial Monday by lawyers for the plaintiff.

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