The AIAG-VDA FMEA Process and Approach

by Mary Rowzee published on August 12, 2020

The use of the AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook, released in June, 2019 has begun to gain popularity in the Global Automotive Industry. Both US and European OEMs have started to require the use of the AIAG VDA FMEAs in their programs. Like the AIAG Guidebook, 4th edition, the Handbook provides guidance, instruction and illustrative examples of the requisite analytical techniques.

The activities and analyses historically involved in creating FMEAs, have been formalized as discrete steps in the Handbook. The seven-step approach described in the Handbook guides the development of Design, Process, and supplemental Monitoring and System Response FMEAs through the sequencing (and the iteration) of described activities.