Does the 12 months still apply to sub-assembly parts that were cut on a waterjet machine in 2012 that has been active since that time? The parts in question are sub-assemblies that will be used in the final product being built next month. Where I need clarification is when I think of tooling I think of dies used on a press that could change from damage or conditions more so than consumable parts on a water jet that has been producing good parts from back when these parts were made.
If you're accustomed to doing PPAPs for a variety of customers, you know that the requirements for each one are different, and often differ from what the AIAG manual says, and sometimes what their own supplier quality manuals say. Sometimes what's been approved in the past by a customer isn't even a good barometer for what will be approved in the future.
As a guideline: if subassemblies or components have been approved in the past, either on their own or as part of assemblies, it's usually enough to put a copy of the approval (the signed PSW) in the submission for the present part/assembly. When in doubt, ask the customer. Explain the situation and what you propose to include in the new PPAP, and go from there.