Top 10 Majors And Minors – IATF 16949:2016

The Top Majors and Minors Nonconformances of IATF 16949® Infographic

Top 10 IATF 16949® Nonconformances

This simpleQuE infographic shows the top 10 IATF 16949® majors and minors – areas of nonconformance that certification bodies wrote as findings during IATF 16949® Certification Body audits as of February 1, 2018.  

UPDATE: See the top 10 IATF 16949® major and minor nonconformances as reported by all IATF® Certification Bodies from January – October 2020. 

To address the top issues that trouble automotive suppliers, read our blog Top IATF 16949® Audit Findings and How to Address Them in the QMS.

SimpleQuE’s IATF 16949® experts have also created a free video series, IATF 16949® Audits – The Good, Bad & Ugly, for automotive suppliers who struggle with audit nonconformities. The twelve videos address the problem areas and share best practices to utilize, and critical areas to avoid, from the perspective of a Certification Body auditor.

SimpleQuE also offers support during and/or after the Certification Audit to provide the most effective and efficient method of establishing corrective actions for findings identified during the audit. We work with your team to assure root cause analysis and corrective action implementation to successfully close findings to obtain certification. Contact our IATF® consultants today for information about our services and on-site customized training classes for Root Cause Analysis and Problem SolvingProcess OwnershipCore Tools and more.  With IATF® also putting a major focus on internal auditor competency, it is essential to have IATF 16949® Internal Auditor Training, or outsource your internal audits to a certified 2nd party auditing service like simpleQuE.


SimpleQuE is not associated with the IATF®, IAOB, ANAB®, IAQG®, and is not a certification body. SimpleQuE is an independent consulting, training, and second-party auditing service provider that assists a company on a path for the company to obtain and maintain certification through accredited certification bodies.

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