Important Update Regarding the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook

SimpleQuE Vice President, Deanne Sparr, is at the AIAG Quality Summit and shares the latest news regarding adoption of the new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook requirements by Ford, GM, FCA and Honda.

GM – They noted this will be a significant transition for their company and need to do their own training first.  They will implement the new handbook by CY (Calendar Year) 2023 and indicated suppliers are not to use the new handbook unless they direct them.

Ford – Will potentially begin using the new handbook in MY (Model Year) 2022.  Ford is revising their own FMEA Handbook in 2020 to incorporate the new AIAG / FMEA Handbook requirements.

FCA – Only communicated they are allowing suppliers to use the new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook as an option and stated the 4th Edition FMEA Handbook is the current standard.

Honda – Is currently developing their training internally and then will offer this to their suppliers from October 2020 to February 2022.  Effective 2/2/22, the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook will be used for new production processes, new production lines and new products with a full implementation by January 2027.

The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) said they will not require CB’s to audit to the new FMEA standard until the customers require it of the supply chain.  (The objective of FMEA is to identify functions of a product or steps of a process and the associated potential failure modes, effects and causes. Read more about FMEA.) For customized, onsite FMEA and AIAG Core Tools training and information contact simpleQuE.


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