July 29, 2013
GM to Issue Massive Auto Recall due to Fire Hazard in SUVs
Picture this: you purchase a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer because you like its safety features. And then you are told by its manufacturer, GM, that you cannot park it in your garage—because of a potential fire hazard.
Well that fear became a reality for many when GM rolled out a massive recall affecting 480,000 SUVS including the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainer, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 9-7X. The recall is due to a leak in the driver’s side door that could cause corrosion as well as overheating. And the overheating runs the risk of melting the door and starting a fire. Therefore, owners are being encouraged not to park the car indoors.
Thus far, there have been 58 incidents related to fires and 11 injuries associated with this problem.
Recently, the American auto industry has been hit by a dramatic number of product recalls. Issues related to brake malfunctions, airbags and tires—to name a few—are causing car companies to revoke their products. These recalls affect every aspect of the supply chain, from employees that are held responsible to consumers that are placed in danger and are subjected to purchasing a product that they feel is safe, only to find out the opposite.
But these recalls do not have to continue. By implementing statistical process control software into manufacturing facilities, companies can reduce the likelihood of issues arising, and can thereby stop recalls before they happen. ProFicient software by InfinityQS uses statistical process control to collect manufacturing intelligence, which provides quality analytics that companies need to monitor their production output.
ProFicient software utilizes a single quality control hub where executives can monitor every aspect of the supply chain, in real-time. And by doing so, they can see when problems arise—before products ever make it off of the supply chain and into the hands—or garages of consumers.
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