Computer errors are slowing down the clunkers submissions

Posted on Sunday, 23 August 2009 , 14:08:10 byEmil

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Computer errors are slowing down the clunkers submissions

The dealers still have problems in the US Car Allowance Rebate System. Most of the people complained they did not receive anything - reimbursed for sold cars, so the dealers have now a deadline until, August 24, Monday, at 8 p.m. EDT for clunkers applications submitting.

But NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association) reported a series of pc glitches, slowing down their submission process; a few dealers might not submit in time the applications. So NADA wants the NHTSA to make a clunkers submissions deadline extension until August 31.

NADA stated recently 'Many dealers are working around the clock to submit their "clunkers" applications to meet the Administration's deadline of Monday, August 24 at 8 p.m. EDT. Despite these efforts, computer issues may prevent some "clunker" applications from being submitted in time, through no fault of the dealers'.

'NADA has recommended to NHTSA that the submission deadline be extended so every valid deal can be accepted. NADA would support a policy of no more "clunkers" deals being consummated by Monday at 8 p.m. EDT. Because of computer problems and other issues, however, the deadline for submissions should be extended until August 31. This later deadline for submissions would help avoid computer slowdowns due to overwhelming demand, and ensure that the President's statement yesterday that every dealer "will get their money" is achieved in a sensible, orderly manner'.

NADA is recommending for all the dealers to submit clunkers actions as a priority; un-submitted ones might stay unpaid if NHTSA doesn't extend the time line.