JLR on 3 day week

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CambsBill

718 posts

116 months

Monday 11th February
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LDN said:
Digga said:
The thing I found with JLR was, they did always tend to hit quality/recall issues head-on, rather than sweeping them under the carpet or trying to minimise service network disruption by waiting to catch them on a scheduled service..
I agree. Recalls get dealt with as they should; for the most part.
Contrast this with Mercedes handling of the Blue Efficiency injector issues they had a few years ago - from multiple blogs at the time they knew all about the problem but didn't have the parts to do a recall so just waited until customer cars broke down and fixed those

havoc

24,239 posts

173 months

Monday 11th February
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JxJ Jr. said:
sapf0 said:
...there is a major moral problem due to the union/middle management....Arrogant managers don't even acknowledge those 'below' them, and in turn the lads on the track work to rule, and wont go the extra mile.
Having worked across quite a broad swathe of the global automotive industry - including JLR - I wouldn't necessarily go along with the inference that the 'lads on the track' would go the extra mile even if they were supposedly treated better. The company has problems at the top, in the middle and at the bottom.
yes

And at Solihull a lot more are at the bottom than the top.

Halewood was a really pleasant surprise, given the bad rep Scousers tend to get...

BenjiS

378 posts

29 months

Tuesday 12th February
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havoc said:
JxJ Jr. said:
sapf0 said:
...there is a major moral problem due to the union/middle management....Arrogant managers don't even acknowledge those 'below' them, and in turn the lads on the track work to rule, and wont go the extra mile.
Having worked across quite a broad swathe of the global automotive industry - including JLR - I wouldn't necessarily go along with the inference that the 'lads on the track' would go the extra mile even if they were supposedly treated better. The company has problems at the top, in the middle and at the bottom.
yes

And at Solihull a lot more are at the bottom than the top.
And given how the ‘lads on the track’ drive when going to and from the plant, plus the regular smell of dope wafting from their cars it’s not surprising the cars have quality problems.

Top tip, if you’re going to behave like an arse, don’t wear your company’s uniform when you do it.

Rovinghawk

13,160 posts

96 months

Tuesday 12th February
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alfabadass said:
I wouldn't accept £600, I'd be rejecting and head towards Audi
It's not £600, it's £600 worth of options.

craigjm

9,082 posts

138 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Rovinghawk said:
alfabadass said:
I wouldn't accept £600, I'd be rejecting and head towards Audi
It's not £600, it's £600 worth of options.
No it wasn’t. It was £600 of compensation for not having certain equipment fitted that should have been standard at the factory


Edited by craigjm on Tuesday 12th February 14:30

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Krikkit

14,123 posts

119 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Brooking10 said:
alfabadass said:
craigjm said:
Well quality control is still as rubbish as ever

https://www.carscoops.com/2019/01/jaguar-e-pace-su...

Actually delivered to customers and then because there is “no fix” they are offering $600 compensation! Outrageous. I would be driving it straight back and getting my money back.

When are they finally going to learn how to build a car properly. To make it worse these are the cars contracted out in Austria.
£600? Imagine buying a new Luxury car with all that missing? Not even Apple and Android ICE?

LMAO
Hmmm that’s not great is it ?

Looks a class-action waiting to happen
That doesn't mention how many cars are affected - could be 10 cars for all we know?

Digga

26,056 posts

221 months

Wednesday
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havoc said:
Halewood was a really pleasant surprise, given the bad rep Scousers tend to get...
It's always been a very good factory. One of the lads who used to work in our warehouse has been up there for ages working for DHL on the logistics side and finds it to be generally well run.

In other news, the all new 3 litre V6 Ingenium engine will be built at the JLR Wolverhampton engine plant: https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/midlands/jlrs...

NomduJour

13,970 posts

197 months

Wednesday
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It’s a straight six.

Digga

26,056 posts

221 months

Wednesday
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NomduJour said:
It’s a straight six.
Funny you should say that, I was wondering whether I'd not heard it was straight.

The engine in the picture (in the linked article) looked pretty 'boxy' so I assumed a V6.

Digga

26,056 posts

221 months

Wednesday
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NomduJour said:
Thanks.

And fk me! That's a straight six?!? Looks unbelievably boxy. Must be all the electrical and emissions gubbins I guess?



Good luck to them anyway.

craigjm

9,082 posts

138 months

Wednesday
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All the ingenium engines are straight because they are modular and therefore the 4 has just been extended to a 6 and it will be chopped to a 3 as well.

Sheepshanks

16,336 posts

57 months

Wednesday
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havoc said:
Halewood was a really pleasant surprise, given the bad rep Scousers tend to get...
Halewood isn't in Liverpool.

Tom_Spotley_When

228 posts

95 months

Wednesday
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Sheepshanks said:
Halewood isn't in Liverpool.
It might as well be. It's in Speke and has a Liverpool postcode....

Sheepshanks

16,336 posts

57 months

Wednesday
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Tom_Spotley_When said:
Sheepshanks said:
Halewood isn't in Liverpool.
It might as well be. It's in Speke and has a Liverpool postcode....
Nope. It's in Halewood.

It's in the Liverpool postal area, but then so was Southport until they won their campaign to get it changed.

I don't suppose there are statistics published, but I'd be gobsmacked if Scousers aren't in the minority there.

Digga

26,056 posts

221 months

Wednesday
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Sheepshanks said:
Tom_Spotley_When said:
Sheepshanks said:
Halewood isn't in Liverpool.
It might as well be. It's in Speke and has a Liverpool postcode....
Nope. It's in Halewood.

It's in the Liverpool postal area, but then so was Southport until they won their campaign to get it changed.

I don't suppose there are statistics published, but I'd be gobsmacked if Scousers aren't in the minority there.
Outnumbered by the Hezbollah? biggrin

Sheepshanks

16,336 posts

57 months

Wednesday
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Digga said:
Outnumbered by the Hezbollah? biggrin
...otherwise known as woolybacks. smile

bobtail4x4

1,650 posts

47 months

Wednesday
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we visited the other year,
it was mainly full of scousers,

Digga

26,056 posts

221 months

Wednesday
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A.G. said:
Wife's from there and it is indeed mainly full of scousers.
And my mate from Cannock. hehe

craigjm

9,082 posts

138 months

Wednesday
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bobtail4x4 said:
we visited the other year,
it was mainly full of scousers,
What most people think of as a scouser and what a scouser really is though are two different things. It’s a bit like being born in east London does not necessarily make you a cockney