Saw The Light OEM CSR Update on AIAG-VDA FMEA

by Jonathan Hunt published on April 22, 2020

The AIAG Quality Summit took place on Oct 2nd and 3rd, 2019, where the much awaited announcement of the AIAG-VDA FMEA transition was made by the OEMs and CSR. Four OEMs presented their transition plans to AIAG-VDA FMEA 1st edition. Below is a summary of their announcements.


FCA is ready to accept supplier submissions of either AIAG FMEA 4th edition or AIAG-VDA FMEA. FCA is going to encourage suppliers to submit AIAG-VDA FMEA because they see it is new and more active developments will take place to improve FMEA.

Ford Motor Company:

Ford is internally evaluating and getting trained on the new AIAG-VDA FMEA and its adoption. The AIAG-VDA FMEA supports Ford’s V-Model. Ford is expecting to have its supply base start with AIAG-VDA in FY2022 programs. Suppliers will be requested to submit AIAG-VDA FMEAs on a per program basis. The Ford Supplier Handbook will be revised in 2020 and will have specifics of AIAG-VDA adoption & transition. Ford acknowledges AIAG-VDA, will continue their support, and recommend the use of DVP&R and Process flows diagrams, which is less emphasized in the current AIAG-VDA FMEA.

General Motors (GM) Company:

GM is yet to make its transition with AIAG-VDA FMEA. GM is speculating that their Year 2023 calendar programs could have AIAG-VDA FMEA adoption. GM will release its transition plan in its SORs.

Honda of America

Honda has very clear timelines on the AIAG-VDA adoption. Honda is expecting their suppliers to use AIAG-VDA from 2020 onwards. The presentation included a transition plan and training available for Suppliers.

OEM’s announced AIAGVDA neutrality:

  • OEMs are going to accept MS Excel or spread sheets/Software-based outputs of AIAG-VDA FMEA
  • AIAG-VDA will only apply to newer programs. Suppliers DON’T have to convert their existing FMEA’s to AIAG-VDA FMEA’s
  • AIAG-VDA FMEA Training can be taken up from any vendor. There are NO prescribed or recommended vendors.