2015 Chrysler 200 Under Sharp Scrutiny in New Quality Push | Edmunds

2015 Chrysler 200 Under Sharp Scrutiny in New Quality Push


Just the Facts:
  • Before they are shipped to dealers, 2015 Chrysler 200 sedans pass through a new Quality Assurance Center as part of what the automaker calls an "exhaustive quality process."
  • The center conducts quality audits and technical measurements on more than 400 vehicle functions, including fit-and-finish.
  • Randomly selected vehicles are scrutinized each day.

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — Before they are shipped to dealers, 2015 Chrysler 200 sedans pass through a new Quality Assurance Center as part of what the automaker calls an "exhaustive quality process."

The center conducts quality audits and technical measurements on more than 400 vehicle functions, including fit-and-finish.

Randomly selected vehicles are scrutinized each day. The center is located at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Michigan.

"The newly constructed Quality Assurance Center, body shop, paint shop and metrology center significantly raise quality levels at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant," said Chrysler in a statement on Wednesday.

The metrology center is a high-tech laboratory with a "clean-room environment" that allows engineers to find the root cause of any build variations. The process is designed to improve vehicle fit-and-finish.

In addition, the plant has implemented about 3,500 quality controls into the assembly process and increased the number of dedicated quality inspectors from 22 to 50 as "an extra layer of protection," the automaker said.

The 2015 Chrysler 200 competes with the Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Camry.

Edmunds says: The 2015 Chrysler 200 is getting unprecedented scrutiny long before it reaches showrooms, something that should be reassuring to car shoppers.

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