Subaru joins Nissan in admitting it used uncertified vehicle inspectorsOct. 27
Subaru became the second Japanese automaker to reveal that it had used uncertified inspectors for Japan-market vehicles.
Nissan said to have conducted unauthorized checks since 1979, report says.Oct. 27
Nissan had been conducting its current inspection process for vehicles sold in Japan -- deemed faulty by the government last month -- since at least 1979, Bloomberg reported.
Japan's automakers look beyond scandals to futureOct. 24
Japan's automakers will present their futuristic visions for electric and autonomous vehicles at the Tokyo auto show this week as the the industry continues to reel from scandals that have hit automakers including Nissan and suppliers such as Kobe Steel and Takata.
Nissan's lax inspections started at least 20 years ago, report saysOct. 20
Nissan's inappropriate inspection practices have been going for at least 20 years, Japanese broadcaster NHK said. The report followed a decision by the automaker to suspend domestic vehicle production to address misconduct in its final inspection procedures, which has led to a recall of 1.2 million cars sold in Japan.
Nissan suspends Japanese output for 2 weeks; exports to continueOct. 19
Nissan is suspending domestic production of vehicles for the Japanese market for at least two weeks to address misconduct in its inspection procedures that led to a major recall. Nissan will continue to produce vehicles for export.
Toyota, Honda, Mazda say hoods containing Kobe aluminum are safeOct. 19
Toyota, Honda and Mazda said hoods and other parts with aluminum supplied by Kobe Steel are safe, allaying some concerns that Kobe's falsified quality data had compromised safety.
FCA makes progress on quality frontJuly 31
After years of quality problems, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is making noticeable progress, says the automaker's head of quality, Scott Garberding. In 2017, FCA has had a 16 percent reduction in warranty problems, a 10 percent boost in its annual J.D. Power Initial Quality Study performance and an 11 percent improvement in warranty expenses per vehicle sold.
GM's John Quattrone retiring as HR chiefJune 29
John Quattrone, whom GM tapped in 2014 to help lead a cultural transformation amid the ignition-switch crisis, will be succeeded by Jose Tomas, a former executive at insurer Anthem and Burger King.
How Ford turned up its quality rankingJune 25
The Ford brand achieved its highest initial-quality mark since the J.D. Power study started 30 years ago. Joe Hinrichs credits the turnaround to a series of moves begun in early 2013.
Tesla snubs J.D. Power for Initial Quality Study dataJune 21
How do the quality ratings for the 2017 Tesla Model S and Model X compare to competitors? They don't, based off J.D. Power's 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study.
Lexus, Porsche rank as most-dependable brands, J.D. Power saysFeb. 22
Lexus and Porsche are the most dependable brands after three years of vehicle ownership, while Toyota leads non-premium labels, according to a J.D. Power study. Fiat Chrysler posted four of the bottom five brands.
Former FCA quality chief Betts named to key post at J.D. PowerFeb. 21
Doug Betts, the former head of quality for Fiat Chrysler, has been named senior vice president of global automotive operations for J.D. Power and Associates. He will have responsibility for leading the company's strategy and operations for its automotive division.