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c. Mitsubishi: Mitsubushi outsourced the manufacturing of airbags to Takata. There was faulty inflation of airbags, which got activated at unwanted junctures. d. Boeing:
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i. Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner has suffered numerous electrical system flaws beyond the battery problems that led to its current grounding, according to engineers with knowledge of the situation. ii. Company engineers blame the 787’s outsourced supply chain, saying that poor quality components are coming from subcontractors that have operated largely out of Boeing’s view. e. Dell: The batteries of inspiron, XPS, Latitude models were outsourced to Sony. Heating issues were reported in these models and close to 100,000 units were recalled approximately. Failures in insourcing: a. Audi: i. German luxury automaker Audi is recalling more than a million of its vehicles due to faulty electric coolant pumps, which have the potential to overheat and start a fire. ii. The recall affects roughly 1.2 million Audi cars and SUVs total and includes the A4 (2013 to 2016), A5 (2013 to 2017), A6 (2012 to 2015), and the 2013 to 2017 Q5 SUV, the Associated Press reports. iii. All of the affected Audi vehicles are equipped with a 2-liter turbocharged engine. Audi says the coolant pumps are vulnerable to moisture, capable of causing an electric short, or debris blockage from the cooling system, according to government documents obtained by the AP. b. Ferrari: Ferrari’s formula 1 cars suffered engine failures during the Malaysian grand Prix, following which Chairman Sergio Marchionne said Ferrari will make changes to improve the quality of components after both of the Formula One team’s cars. c. Samsung: Samsung outsourced the production of its batteries in Note 7 to one of its subsidiaries Samsung SDI. The batteries were found to have heating issues and so had to be recalled. The brand image was tarnished and also incurred huge losses. d. BMW: Due to electrical failures in brakes, a consumer lost his life. Subsequently, BMW had to recall 312000 units across UK. e. Harley Davidson: Harley Davidson, which is known for their in house manufacturing had to recall 175,000 bikes in US due to brake failure. If brake fluid on the motorcycles is not replaced for a "prolonged period" beyond the recommended two-year schedule, deposits may form on internal components "reducing braking ability and increasing the risk of a crash".
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