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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'NHTSA' (18)

It Doesn’t Get Much Worse than This!

All automobile manufacturers strive for dominance in the marketplace.

Vying for consumer's money, trust, and brand loyalty is an ongoing challenge through a balance of quality, quantity, and a franchised network of dealerships that entice consumers to buy and service their vehicles.…


Added by Dan Beres on June 3, 2020 at 6:00am — No Comments

Recalls: Let’s Show a United Front in Solving this Problem

While it is still legal to sell pre-owned vehicles with open recalls, the National Highway & Transportation Safety Administration has advocated that these vehicles not be sold -- Similar to how it is illegal for auto dealers to sell new cars, or for any rental car agency to rent vehicles with open recalls. The issue is still being debated, yet, at the moment, pre-owned…


Added by Chris Miller on November 23, 2016 at 5:53am — No Comments

Does Recall Non-Compliance Leave Your Dealership More Liable & At Risk?

There’s no question – the recall crisis is eroding the confidence consumers have in vehicle safety. Every day, we hear of more vehicles being recalled for various reasons. If nothing else were to get recalled, we’d be looking at an “estimated” completion date of around 2020. That’s assuming the parts to fix the recalls aren’t themselves recalled -- as was the case when TRW…


Added by Chris Miller on June 15, 2016 at 6:57am — No Comments

Will the NHTSA Allow Independents to Perform Recall Repairs?

While consumers regularly patronize independent repair facilities, dealers have always been able to rest assured that any recall repair work would remain in their hands. However, according to an article in Automotive…


Added by Chris Miller on November 6, 2015 at 5:09am — No Comments

FCA Must Buy Back 500,000 Trucks: Opportunity Awaits

In the largest buy back action in U.S. history, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Fiat-Chrysler America (FCA) have agreed that, in addition to paying a $105 million fine, FCA will offer to buy back 500,000 RAM pickup trucks from consumers. The value FCA has to pay consumers for their vehicles is extremely consumer friendly - the…


Added by Chris Miller on August 7, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Recall Fatigue: The Time to Act Is Now

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been battling with lawmakers in an effort to gain additional funding in order to handle – amongst other things – the 33.8 million Takata airbags recalled. In the most recent hearing, the NHTSA Administrator, along with several senators provided…


Added by Chris Miller on July 10, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Increase Sales through Conquesting Consumers Motivated by Open Recalls

Following tremendous pressure from the NHTSA, Takata has expanded the recall on its faulty airbags. In fact, it just doubled the number of vehicles that are subject to recall to 34 million – that’s one in seven vehicles on the road today – and the largest recall in automotive history. Since then, consumers have been flooding the NHTSA website, searching to see whether their…


Added by Chris Miller on May 27, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

New NHTSA Labels Present Challenges to Dealers

Warranty work is a large part of any service department’s revenue. The recent announcement by the NHTSA mandating manufacturers to use specific labeling on recall notices could prove to be very helpful to dealers; helping them get the work faster and at a lower cost. However, there are challenges associated with this and dealerships need to be prepared to handle them. With…


Added by Richard Holland on March 6, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Tesla Demonstrates How OEMs Could Cut Into Service Revenue

Everyone in the automotive industry is familiar with Tesla’s entry into the automotive retail business.

However, not as many realize that they’re simultaneously spotlighting innovative functionality that any manufacturer could use to make automotive service easier and more convenient for the consumer.


Tesla vehicles are all…


Added by Richard Holland on January 16, 2014 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

How Much Is Your Reputation Worth? If You’re Chrysler, Quite a Bit.

On Monday, June 3, Chrysler had a choice to make. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asked them to recall 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2007 Jeep Libertys, according to this article in USA Today.  In this case, Chrysler didn’t…


Added by sara callahan on June 12, 2013 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

Toyota did the right thing...

After all of the bashing by the Government and National Press, news now surfaces that Toyota had sent its first warning to 1500 Lexus and Toyota dealerships over three years ago. Toyota notified it's dealership network and the public through an established industry method known as a "Technical Service Bulletin".

(A Technical Service Bulletin (TSB), is a communication between a manufacturer and its dealerships that can serve as an update to publications, describe parts updates, or… Continue

Added by Richard Hamel on March 29, 2010 at 8:34am — No Comments

NHTSA Continues to Address Problems on the CARS Dealer Transaction Site

"We continue to address technical problems with the CARS transaction website, and have determined that the website will not be fully functional before tomorrow morning. Dealers should be assured that they will be provided time to submit pending deals equivalent to the time that was lost this afternoon while the system was down.

We will post another update tomorrow, August…

Added by Ralph Paglia on August 25, 2009 at 4:31am — No Comments

NHTSA - Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) Vehicle Disposal and Salvage Documents

NHTSA Trade-In Vehicle Disposal and Salvage Requirements for C.A.R.S. Participating Dealers

Under the CARS Act, the agency is required to provide a list of entities to which dealers may transfer eligible trade-in vehicles for… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on July 25, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

NHTSA - Car Allowance Rebate System: Complete Your Dealer Registration For Email Updates Here

Shown below are screen captures from my enrollment with the NHTSA for email updates on dealer requirements for the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) popularly known as Cash For Clunkers. Click on either of the below images to open up the registration form window and get yourself set up RIGHT NOW!…


Added by Ralph Paglia on July 18, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

NHTSA - Car Allowance Rebate System Dealer Advertising Guidelines - Preapproval Email

NHTSA REQUIRED ADVERTISING DISCLAIMER: "CARS is a program of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ("

NHTSA Administered Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS): Advertising Usage Guidelines…


Added by Ralph Paglia on July 18, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

NHTSA - Car Allowance Rebate System Dealer Registration Process - Get PDF Guide Here!

Cash For Clunkers Dealer Registration Process from NHTSA for CARS:

Click Link Below to Download the NHTSA Dealer Registration Guide in PDF Format:…


Added by Ralph Paglia on July 18, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

NHTSA - Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) Dealer Questions and Answers

What is the Car Allowance Rebate System?

The Car Allowance Rebate System is a new program from the government that will help consumers pay for a new, more fuel efficient car… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on July 18, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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