Ford recalls is in the news far too much lately. What is going on?
Quality is once again Job One at Ford Motor Co.
Ford's warranty costs is a problem of longstanding as is illustrated in Ben Klayman's Reuter's 2020 report posted above. Jim Farley tried to pass it off to Ford's contract suppliers. The problem is now understood to be Ford's procurement culture. Ford's procurement culture does not have in place the systems engineering procedures to optimize vehicle components at the systems level. Farley's new tactic to fix the problem is to split the company's ICE and EV operations into two separate branches.
Blaming the suppliers did not fix the problem. I am baffled at how splitting the company in two can fix the problem. Perhaps the third time will be the charm.