Business Week ran an article about some of Hyundai’s recent problems. One of them seems to be a misguided quality program. Although the article says that,
In recent years, no other major automaker has boosted sales and quality as fast the the Korean company.
Rather than improving the way it makes cars to minimize defects à la Toyota Motor Corp., Hyundai stepped up inspections and testing. The result: It needs two-thirds more man-hours to build each car than Nissan and Toyota do.