LAS VEGAS -- DaimlerChrysler AG has set a target of 2006 for regaining its standing atop the quality charts, its top car executive says.
Juergen Hubbert, board member responsible for Mercedes-Benz and Smart, said here the automaker is "working like hell" to correct the glitches that have befallen the electronic control systems in Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz spokesman Geoff Day said there is no specific quality survey or timeline the company is citing as a target and the No. 1-status is more of an internal commitment.
Speaking at the J.D. Power and Associates industry conference here, Hubbert said: "We have bugs in the system. We have to learn the right way to organize electronics and have the same reliability standards."
He quickly added, "Who is in the lead always has the biggest problems."