Subaru Plant Reopens But You Don't Want One Of The First New Cars Off The Line

Subaru Plant Reopens But You Don’t Want One Of The First New Cars Off The Line

Subaru will begin building the 2020 Outback next week, but you may not want one of the first models that roll off the assembly line. See how new plant rules could affect quality.

Subaru Indiana Automotive where they build the 2020 Subaru Outback plans to bring back some of its 6,000 employees Monday to prepare the plant to start full production on May 18. But you may not want one of the first Outback wagons or Ascent family hauler models that roll off the assembly line once the plant starts up again. According to a report from Wards Auto, new COVID-19 rules could threaten vehicle quality.

It’s not just the Subaru plant that will be affected. The report says “Quality is likely to suffer when the U.S. auto industry restarts and reconfigures assembly lines to conform with new rules for disinfecting and social distancing.” This comes from panelists at the Society of Automotive Analysts’ online State of Automotive Recalls Summit….

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