Not that the company wanted to participate in the study that’s been helping OEMs improve their products for 34 years, though. Kia and Dodge tie for the vehicles with the fewest problems per 100 vehicles.
Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, AutoBeat Group
Carmakers and certification authorities can watch from home during the process
Helping manufacturers hike quality by more closely tracking parts
The J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study proves cars are more dependable than ever, even though they also keep getting more complicated.
Takata—the bankrupt airbag supplier responsible for the world’s largest auto-related recall ever—is throwing another 10 million defective devices into the mess.
New survey questions turn 2020 results topsy-turvy
Editor-in-Chief, AutoBeat Daily
Sometimes, high scores in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study don’t result in big sales.
Today General Motors announced that anyone who buys a new Chevy or GMC vehicle in the U.S. has the opportunity to add a “true, extended bumper-to-bumper limited warranty” that spans five years or 60,000 miles of coverage (whichever comes first) and that buyers of Buicks and Cadillacs can get six years or 70,000 miles added to their monthly payment plan.
In the Industry 4.0 age, post-process inspection technologies aren’t enough.
The AutoPacific 2018 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSAs) were announced last week.
Accelerated launch schedule has reaped supply, production issues
Editor-in-Chief, AutoBeat Daily
When you buy a new car or truck, chances are you do so for some reason that has to do with need—your previous vehicle is on its proverbial last legs or you have started a family and somehow that Miata just won’t cut it any more or some other external factor—or desire—you see that new model and know that you just HAVE TO have it because you just do.
Providing electronic instructions not only helps operators, but because changes can be automatically made in case of quality glitches, they can maintain production flow.
Here’s a look at some recent developments in the metrology arena that can help you improve your production quality.
3D metrology software can leverage the capabilities of measuring equipment in a myriad of ways.
Although more and more OEMs have leather trim packages for vehicles at all levels, you might be surprised to learn about how some of that material is processed.
While everyone wants a custom measuring system, full-on customization can be costly. A system built with modular components can fit the bill— in the quality and financial senses.
Database of 3 billion service incidents helps carmakers spot failures
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Let’s face it: with the proliferating number of recalls, something is happening in the area of quality at companies both small and large—something that isn’t necessarily good. These tools may mitigate some of that.
Software for automating the production of quality inspection packages can save manufacturing companies a stunning amount of time. That the software is cloud-based is merely a technicality.
Here’s how the use of laser scanners on the ends of horizontal measuring machines are allowing the Fiat Doblò (and the Ram ProMaster City, which is based on the Fiat) to be manufactured with accuracy.
So there’s the new, but now-familiar Volkswagen GTI with its 2.0-liter, direct-injected turbocharged engine that produces 217 hp.