The Latest Automotive Supplier Updates From IATF, AIAG and OEMs

Automotive parts This summer IATF, AIAG and OEMs have been busy updating and releasing  requirements, audit reporting, Sanctioned Interpretations and more.  Below is a summary of the highlights that will impact automotive suppliers.

Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Updates:

CQI 9 Heat Treat Assessment 4th Edition and CQI-12 Special Process: Coating System Assessment 3rd Edition were rolled out this summer by AIAG.


Ford, FCA, GM and BMW released new OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) requirements:


International Automotive Task Force (IATF) Updates:

There are new Sanctioned Interpretations for:

Rules 5th Edition Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs) #1-21 

By January 2021 Certification Bodies must utilize a new IATF approved reporting called CARA (Common Audit Report Application).  CARA is a reporting tool that serves to manage the report content, standardizing audit report format across CBs.  These SIs address the release of CARA.

IATF 16949:2016 Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs) #1-19

The new SI #19 for IATF 16949 pertains to section Supplier Monitoring and is effective October 2020

The 4th revision of the IATF Measures Coronavirus Pandemic COVID-19 was released on July 17th. This revision incorporates several updates, including clarification on when onsite audits must be conducted and clarified criteria for the 100% resolved status of nonconformities.  Download the document for all revisions and updates which are  highlighted in red.

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