waynet said:I think D1 is waiting in line for the bodyshop I don't think it has made it onto the line yet.
Xtreme Thunder said:Someone posted a list of what all the code meant, I can't seem to find it
thanks everyone for looking it up... anyone know if they can somehow make me more important than the other orders and make my car much faster than the others?? i'd really appreciate it!!DodgeInfoCenter said:D1 - scheduled to be built
Man, they must have REALLY been on a Monday-morning hangover when they missed the big "SMILEY FACE" on the side of MY car then...Calist said:After the car is built, there is a series of things that have to be done to it before it ships. The "88" line is where most of the quality control stuff is done. Electical tests to make sure everything works, visual inspection to make sure everything is up to par. ect.
At the end of 88, the car is started for the first time and taken to "I" status. There they do the Roll test, put it on rollers and run it thru all the gears, taking it to 60, 100, braking, making sure all the drive train stuff works, then on to Toe-in, where the wheels are aligned properly. Then on to headlight aim, where.....headlights are aimed. Then on to water test, where its like a monsoon to see if any water leaks happen.
If it fails any test, its put in "the hole" where any and all repairs are made, and then retested. If it passes it goes to what we call "Protect the Customer" where a group of employee's act as if they are the customer and go over the car with a fine tooth comb. If they see anything they don't like, it goes to the "hole", if it passes, it goes to the Yard to be shipped.
That is Belvidere's "I" status.
Read your post and saw the pics. I didn't mention the very bright Neon Lights in the plant. Doesn't cast much of a shadow line on the cars, even the colors look slightly different when outside in direct sunlight, so I can see how it would be easily missed.Harley said:Man, they must have REALLY been on a Monday-morning hangover when they missed the big "SMILEY FACE" on the side of MY car then...
What you are thinking of is what we call a Customer Service Audit, or CSA. Its one of about 10 cars that are pulled randomly off the line. We have a group of highly trained Auditors who then drive them for about 60 miles with computers and stuff hooked up to them looking for any flaw in the car. Then they bring them back to the plant and go over them with a very technical fine tooth comb. Everything, and I mean everything has to be within spec. I'm talking gaps between body panels, tail light to body gaps both singlely and comparatively, interior fit and finish, so on and so forth. If anything doesn't pass, its assigned a code L1, L5, L10, and L20 and then the plant manager, upper management, engineers and supervisiors have a "Ass Chewing" meeting about it where they had better have a fix so it never happens again or someone is looking for a new job.holeydonut said:I'm just surprised that they closely scruitinize every single car that comes off the line... I was under the assumption that they only surveyed one out of four or so. Interesting stuff
I would guess that paint defects that large would be hard to miss though...
Sounds like what I have.Calist said:...L10's are stuff that should never make it to the dealer and thus the customer at all....