Showcasing Auto Careers The retail industry’s shortage of well- trained technicians is another impor- tant issue that the Show directly addresses. GNYADA’s National Automobile Technology Competition, which pits 30 teams of high school of historic cars from the LeMay Museum, a display from New York Fire Department to celebrate their 150th year anniversary, plus aftermar- ket expertise from DUB and much more. NYIAS PREPARES FOR BIG SHOW
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seniors in automotive programs around the country to compete against each other for a share of $3 million in prizes and scholarships, is the largest school-to-work program in the country. Engaging Consumers We will also have many new activi- ties during the public days of the Show to keep everyone visiting engaged. A new daily seminar series covering everything from technology to what women want in a vehicle is planned and we have a unique exhibit
2 ABC-TV Investigates New Car Dealers Selling Defective Vehicles
launch an online tool to identify cars and light trucks that are subject to a recall. Dealers and consumers can check a vehicle using the Vehicle’s Identification Number (VIN) using NHTSA’s www.safercar.gov to deter- mine if specific vehicles have unre- paired safety recalls. Checking vehicles in your inventory using this lookup tool is a practical way to manage inventory recall issues. If you find a vehicle with an unresolved recall, you should make sure it is not sold until all repairs are made.
ABC’s Good Morning America recently reported that numerous new car dealers in the metropolitan area continue to deliver new cars to cus- tomers with open recalls. If a dealer receives notice of a safety recall, the dealer may not deliver affected vehicles until the defect is remedied. Dealers should check the manufactur- er’s website for the recall status of all vehicles they have in inventory. Last summer, NADA worked with the U.S. Department of Transportation to
We encourage dealers to review their current policies to ensure that new vehicles, subject to an open recall, not be delivered to customers. If you have any questions regarding recalls contact Susan Bieber, Esq., Vice President of Dealer Services, by email at email@example.com or by phone at 718.746.5900
NYC DCA USED CAR RECALL SUBPOENAS GNYADA was again successful in obtaining another postponement for dealers to respond to the Department of Consumer Affairs subpoenas. The new deadline is April 27, 2015.
Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association • www.gnyada.com