The disclosure of emails exchanged between General Motors and one of its suppliers has raised more questions over the automaker’s handling of the ignition switch recall.

The emails, obtained by the attorney representing victims in a class action lawsuit, show that GM began urgently ordering replacement parts from Delphi Automotive 117 days before telling vehicle owners how to avoid problems that could lead to crashes.

GM CEO Mary Barra and other company officials underwent intense questioning during appearances on Capital Hill but the automaker’s order of 500,000 replacement ignition switches in mid December 2013 was never disclosed during those hearings.

“The most explosive piece of information that comes out to date, how could that not have been a part of four Congressional hearings,” asked Robert Hilliard, of Hilliard Munox Gonzales LLP, of Corpus Christi, Texas.

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