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Comparative Dimensional Quality of Doors: A Benchmarking Study
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published July 09, 2002 by SAE International in United States
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Event: International Body Engineering Conference & Exhibition and Automotive & Transportation Technology Congress
A comparative benchmarking study of the dimensional door quality 14 vehicles from Ford, General Motors, Daimler-Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Volvo, and Renault was conducted. Various aspects of the door design, manufacturing, assembly and hanging system were studied. This paper focuses on the dimensional quality of the doors and relates it to the final vehicle quality in terms of gaps and flush as well as customer satisfaction as established by J. D. Power Initial Quality Survey (IQS). For confidentiality reasons, all vehicles in the study are referred to by a coded designation.
CitationGerth, R., Baron, J., Brahmst, E., and Geddes, S., "Comparative Dimensional Quality of Doors: A Benchmarking Study," SAE Technical Paper 2002-01-2006, 2002, https://doi.org/10.4271/2002-01-2006.
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