“Each year, there is a continual effort by OEMs to improve the quality of vehicles manufactured.”
This statement really should be implicit and have no need to be repeated. However, it should also be known that extreme efforts are made and work on overall quality has never been reduced. Demand for the latest features, and lower emissions, by consumers and federal, state, and local governments, worldwide, has also never been reduced. So, quality and rapid technology change must go hand-in-hand.
With the increasing demands made by consumers and federal regulators, vehicle development must be quick. And being quick can sometimes result in early difficulties being misdiagnosed or missed altogether. This produces a dreaded recall. The dread is felt by consumers, regulators, and OEMs, alike. How can OEMs continually move towards the reduction of recalls?