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>> Let's just hope that all of FCA's claims with regard to quality are proven to be correct!

You mean like, making sure the clamps are tightened on the automatic transmission, so it doesn't spew its guts out on the freeway after 300 miles?
 

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>> Let's just hope that all of FCA's claims with regard to quality are proven to be correct!

You mean like, making sure the clamps are tightened on the automatic transmission, so it doesn't spew its guts out on the freeway after 300 miles?
Exactly. There's a number of issues posted that reek of "screw it, we just need to get it to the next station"
 

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>> Let's just hope that all of FCA's claims with regard to quality are proven to be correct!

You mean like, making sure the clamps are tightened on the automatic transmission, so it doesn't spew its guts out on the freeway after 300 miles?
^^ Yeah, things kinda like this!

It does seem that it's the things that need a human influence that are screwing up - the tightening of a clamp, filling in corrosion protection around bolts, etc.

If you read the parts of the build process that are automatic you would think "How can anything go wrong?" and then I just find the aspects that mention human intervention to be quite vague :).

This is entirely stereotypical and wrong, but having lived with an Italian for seven years, there's certainly some truth in them being passionate about design, and half-arsed in its implementation ;)
 

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As for all automotive products there are many other plants involved, for example

Gearboxes:
948TE 9 speed automatic gearbox -> Kokomo Indiana Plant I (U.S.A.) (I don't know if for EMEA market are sourced by ZF, but very unlikely)
C635 6 speed manual and DCT gearboxes -> Verrone (Italy)
C510 5 speed manual -> Termoli (Italy) and Betim (Brazil)

Engines:
2.4 Tigershark and 1.4 turbo for NAFTA market -> Dundee Engine Plant (U.S.A.)
1.4 Turbo Stop& Start for EMEA market -> Termoli (Italy)
1.6 and 2.0 Multijet diesel engines -> Pratola Serra (Italy)
1.6 E.Torq gasoline engine -> Campo Longo (Brazil)

Suspension parts are manufactured by Magneti Marelli.

AWD systems are GKN products and should be manufactured in GKN's plant in Spain.

Brake rotors are manufactured by InterCar (OMR group) in their plant in Cazzago San Martino (Italy).
 

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Think about it for a moment, one lucky forum member which recently put in their order for a Renegade could very well be looking at the birth of their vehicle shown in one of the shots of that video. Specifically this one.



Congrats on your new bundle of joy. :D

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What, no welding sparks flying? No dirt and asbestos killing the workers? No banners telling the robots "Quality is Job 1"?

Looks more like R&D than an assembly plant.
 

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Think about it for a moment, one lucky forum member which recently put in their order for a Renegade could very well be looking at the birth of their vehicle shown in one of the shots of that video. Specifically this one.



Congrats on your new bundle of joy. :D

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This shot may have been taken a few months ago. I think that is my car in the picture. ;)
 
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Speaking of plants, although the Pernambuco, Brazil plant has been making Renegades since December, it was only recently that they did the official opening ceremony.

Jeep Renegade factory in Brazil (translated page)

Original page.

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As for all automotive products there are many other plants involved, for example

Gearboxes:
948TE 9 speed automatic gearbox -> Kokomo Indiana Plant I (U.S.A.) (I don't know if for EMEA market are sourced by ZF, but very unlikely)
C635 6 speed manual and DCT gearboxes -> Verrone (Italy)
C510 5 speed manual -> Termoli (Italy) and Betim (Brazil)

Engines:
2.4 Tigershark and 1.4 turbo for NAFTA market -> Dundee Engine Plant (U.S.A.)
1.4 Turbo Stop& Start for EMEA market -> Termoli (Italy)
1.6 and 2.0 Multijet diesel engines -> Pratola Serra (Italy)
1.6 E.Torq gasoline engine -> Campo Longo (Brazil)

Suspension parts are manufactured by Magneti Marelli.

AWD systems are GKN products and should be manufactured in GKN's plant in Spain.

Brake rotors are manufactured by InterCar (OMR group) in their plant in Cazzago San Martino (Italy).


Additionally the complete door-systems are being produced at a new BROSE plant adjacent to the FCA plant. The doors are produced just-in-sequence in a time-Frame of 312 minutes from order to delivery to the FCA plant!


BROSE is a german mechatronic specialist, that should add some Quality!
 
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