FAIRFAX, KS – General Motors Corp. believes its performance ratings in the J.D. Power & Associates yearly initial quality study will be flat – maybe even regress – when the 2003 report is released next month. GM executives say during a tour of the auto maker’s Chevy Malibu factory here that the slight slip or small gain is due to the 22 product launches at North American assembly plants in 2002. Vehicles produced in the early stages of a new product program typically have more defects ...
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