India’s first and the only Guide on Auto Component Failure Analysis

Productivity and quality are the two important elements of manufacturing technology. Lot of efforts are put in identifying the root causes of auto component failures. Also there is a need to minimize the efforts invested in re-inventing the solutions to quality issues.

  • 57 Case Studies based on Live Examples and In-depth Research
  • Case Studies covering Engines, Transmissions, Axles, Electrical, Air Conditioning
    Components along with other important aggregates
  • Recognized by Industry Experts
  • Useful for Engineers, Service Technicians,
    Auto Part Manufacturers, Students & Faculties
  • Ready Guide for analysis and servicing of auto components

Proceeds from
this book will be
donated to TATA
Medical Center,
Kolkata for
Cancer Research

About Author

Shridhar P. Joshi is a Mechanical Engineer having an industrial experience of over 44 years with Tata Motors. He has served at various senior levels and held the post of Global Head of Customer Care. He has good experience in the fields of Customer Care, Service, Spare parts, Recon business and Quality Assurance functions...

Book Synopsis

In 1974, I started my Industrial career as a graduate trainee engineer with Tata Motors which was then known as Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company, popularly known as TELCO.Since then, in the last 44 years, I have been working with Tata Motors in different roles as an Engineer, Manager, Senior Executive and then as a Consultant...


“..This book encompasses the distilled and valuable wisdom drawn from close to four decades of hands on experience of the author. It will be valuable gift to the practitioners all along the automobile value chain…"

Padma Vibhushan


“... An insightful and inspirational read for engineers and young professionals...”

Padma Bhushan Dr. S. RAMADORAI

Former Vice Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services

“... This book would be greatly appreciated and would be used extensively as a reference and as a 'how to do' book. My best wishes...”


Former Vice Chairman, Tata Motors

“... In my view, the case studies and other important aspects presented in the book must be incorporated in technical training programmes on Automobile Technology...”


Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, National Skill Development Corporation

“..I recommend this book for Automobile training programmes in the industry for product quality improvements..”

P. M. Telang

Former Managing Director,Tata Motors

“… I am sure this book will become an invaluable guide to young engineers and practicing professionals…”

T.K. Balaji

Chairman & Managing Director, Lucas-TVS Limited

“…You have selected the area of 'problem solving' a very critical skill required for survival of an Auto industry...”

Sadashiv Pandit

Executive Chairman, Fleetguard Filters Private Limited

“Tata Trusts’ work on skill development has shown us the dire need of industry relevant teaching content which will actually help young learners. Mr. Joshi’s book, informed with his rich experience, fills that vacuum. It is a must-have book for all technical institutes in the country.”

R Venkataramanan

Managing Trustee, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust

Product Development Process

Immense efforts are required to create a robust product. The product development process starts with capturing the customer desires, needs and requirements.These ideas are further converted to technical designs and subsequently these designs are converted into a Product...

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Failure Analysis Process

Reaching the root cause of a Product / Process Failure is never an accident. It requires Lot of thinking, planning and intelligent efforts to complete the analysis.There are scientific techniques such as “Seven tools of QC and Design of Experiments by Shainin & Taguchi methods...

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Failure Analysis

Any product put to use has a finite designed life. A well designed and properly maintained product completes its design intended life span and is normally known as reliable product.Any product /component failing to perform the desired life cycle could be due to inadequate design...

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Author's Insights


Auto Failure Guide