Increase in Automotive Component Recall Cases; Tips for Wiring harness designers
2020 Recall Annual Report; What does it represent
'2020 Recall Annual Report' published from NHTSA, illustrates how many product recall cases has been occurred from each automotive component. 'Seat belt' is the item with the highest product recall cases. Most importantly, 'Electrical system' ranks the 3rd, indicating that it is also one of the most frequently recalled automotive components in the United States. In addition, other vehicle components such as 'Fuel system, Gasoline', 'Tires', 'Power Train' also recorded significant number of recall cases in 2020.
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Product Defects cause severe problems
There are numerous cases of fire accidents related with electric Vehicle. Cases are associated with excess current, damage of cables and copper wires, etc. Other frequently occurred problems also include intermittent failures of vehicles, breakdown of clutch and error from onboard computer memories. In the US, a fatal crash of an electric vehicle involved intense fire where the vehicle’s lithium-ion battery case was damaged.
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