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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'nhtsa' (11)

Recall Masters Helps Dealership Client Prevail in TCPA Recall Communications Lawsuit

Recall Masters Christopher Miller warns auto dealers they could be easy targets for aggressive plaintiffs’ lawyers; offers advice to keep them safe



Added by Chris Miller on December 6, 2017 at 5:50am — No Comments

Should Manufacturers Be Able To Recall Recalls?

According to …


Added by Chris Miller on August 21, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

When CARS Exceeds $3 Billion In Spending - Then What?

deficit spending

As the Cash for Clunkers Olympics Sprint has officially started it will be interesting to see how these next four days play out in the greatest sales race to be hosted by the automotive industry.

The NHTSA said they were going to announce a plan to…


Added by Brian Pasch on August 21, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cash for Clunkers Failed The Automotive Industry

An Open Letter to Automotive Professionals:

The Cash for Clunkers program has provided an important lesson that Congress must take to heart at this time when other sweeping measures such as national healthcare reform are being considered.

The concept of creating a stimulus package for the automotive industry had its share of detractors, but the measure was passed by Congress and was signed into law on June 24,… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on August 17, 2009 at 10:36pm — 4 Comments

NHTSA and Citigroup Miscalculated Staffing Needs

Every car dealer in the United States that is participating in the Cash for Clunkers program is asking the same question:

"How long will it take to get paid?"

Unfortunately, after you read this post, the answer is not encouraging unless the NHTSA to working with Citigroup to pull a rabbit out of the staffing hat with or Robert Half… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on August 9, 2009 at 8:39pm — 6 Comments

Tips for Entering in Your CARS Sales to NHTSA Website

Here are some data entry notes a dealer sent to me to help other dealers who are struggling to enter sales into the CARS system. It seems that the "pipe" symbol is needed to quickly find the cars that are involved in the trade. It comes down to a poorly designed user interface by the NHTSA.

Today we had about a dozen car dealers say that they were pulling out of the program for various reasons. Many are struggling with the compliance and administration. Other just can't seem to get… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on July 29, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Dealer Warning on FuelEconomy.GOV Data

I have been getting emails from consumers that are claiming that the EPA MPG rating are changing on, day to day. For some, this meant that their car now qualifies. For others, their car now was disqualified.

This is SCARY.

I strongly encourage all dealers to print screen the website when you look-up a trade-in and date and time stamp the print-out. You do not want to be in the middle of a data change that would disqualify a trade that… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on July 26, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

NHTSA CARS Dealer Directory Includes Cryptic Names

The NHTSA Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) website had a number of updates today. On we were able to view the beginings of the official Cash for Clunkers dealer directory. The directory can be found by clicking on the "Dealer Locator" tab on the top of the website.

The purpose of the… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on July 25, 2009 at 8:25pm — No Comments

NHTSA Upgrades Fuel Economy Website for CARS Program


Today we noticed a change when we visited the official website for the Cash for Clunkers program ( and clicked on the link for

If you are getting calls from consumers that the website is down, it is just running very slow with the new software installed.…


Added by Brian Pasch on July 25, 2009 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Did You Get Your CARS Marketing Materials Approved by the NHTSA?

Mazda sent a letter to their dealers today outlining the process for online registration for the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) which will start on Friday July 24, 2009. Mazda confirmed what we reported…


Added by Brian Pasch on July 17, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Cash for Clunkers Dealer Registration Letters - Start Date Confirmed

We have just received confirmation from the NHTSA media relations group that the official dealer registration letters will be mailed Friday. If the letters are sent First Class mail they should arrive in dealer mailboxes by Monday July 20th, giving dealers 4 days to be register. The details of the registration process where not made public.

The spokeperson…


Added by Brian Pasch on July 16, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

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