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The New AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook , 1st Edition



The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has collaborated with the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) in publishing the first international guide on Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). Automotive suppliers will find it easier to meet FMEA customer requirements with this new industry handbook that combines the best practices of both organizations into one guide.


FMEA is an analytical methodology used to ensure that potential problems have been considered and addressed throughout the product and process development process. Part of the evaluation and analysis is the assessment of risk. The important point is that a discussion is conducted regarding the design (product or process), review of the functions and any changes in application, and the resulting risk of potential failure.


The AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook is the new automotive industry reference manual for Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, it is to be used as a guide to assist suppliers in the development of Design FMEA, Process FMEA, and Supplemental FMEA for Monitoring and System Response. Developed with a global team of OEM and Tier 1 Supplier Matter Experts (SME's) it incorporates best practices from both AIAG and VDA methodologies into a harmonized, structured approach.


In addition to making it easier for suppliers to meet their customers’ needs during the FMEA development process, the handbook features major changes such as a new process for FMEA development – the 7-Step Approach – and a new chapter on Supplemental FMEA for Monitoring and System Response (FMEA-MSR). Additional important changes include the following:

  • Totally revised Severity, Occurrence and Detection Tables.
  • The Action Priority (AP) methodology and Tables to replace RPN.
  • New Form Sheets (spreadsheet users) and Software Report Views (software users).
  • Change point highlights from both the AIAG 4th edition FMEA Manual and the VDA Volume 4 FMEA Manual.

From the increased focus on function-based FMEAs to the additional tools and guidance provided to support a more robust methodology, the new handbook provides consistent direction and guidance to all automotive suppliers.


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Available Formats : Hardcopy