GM is introducing new software to its dealerships to make sure that vehicles under recall aren’t sold before being fixed.
The first tool as part of the software is an incentive lookup blocker which will not allow a dealership to look up incentives on a given car if that vehicle has been recalled but hasn’t been fixed.
Dealerships can already look up recall information, but only one vehicle at a time can be researched, which can be tedious for large dealers. Linking the recall data to incentive checks will raise the profile of recalls, as 50,000 incenvtive inquiries roll in each day.
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This new initiative comes after GM recalled 27 million vehicles last year. A large GM dealership was also dinged by a $50,000 civil penalty for selling 23 vehicles that were under recall and had not been repaired.
The new software will be phased in during the third quarter of 2015.
[Source: Automotive News]
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